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Man arrested at Heathrow Airport on suspicion of preparing terrorist attacks

The Telegraph logo The Telegraph 2017-02-17 By Telegraph Reporters

Man arrested at Heathrow Airport on suspicion of preparing terrorist attacks A 36-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of preparing terrorist acts, police said.

Counter-terrorism detectives swooped as he arrived at London's Heathrow Airport on Thursday, Scotland Yard said.

He is currently being held at a west London police station.

The terror threat level in the UK is currently "severe", which means an attack is highly likely. It is the second highest level, below critical.

In a statement the Metropolitan Police said: "The 36-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of preparation of terrorist acts (contrary section 5 Terrorism Act 2006). 

"He has been taken into custody, under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act (PACE), at a west London police station where he remains at this time.

"Enquiries by detectives continue."

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