16/03/2015

18-Year-Old Arrested In Birmingham By Anti-Terror Police

Police have arrested an 18-year-old man at his Birmingham home on suspicion of preparing to travel to Syria and join Islamic State.

West Midlands Police said that the arrest was made at about 7am on Monday morning (16 March) in a pre-planned and intelligence-led operation.

They stressed there was no immediate threat to the public.

The arrest was made under Section 5 of the Terrorism Act 2006.

The investigation is ongoing.

(MH/JP)

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