Man arrested at Gatwick on suspicion of training for terrorism

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Officers from the Metropolitan Police’s Counter Terrorism Command (SO15) have arrested a 21-year-old man at Gatwick Airport on suspicion of training for terrorism overseas.

The man was arrested after disembarking a flight from Istanbul, Turkey, at approx 2pm today (Thursday March 6), on suspicion of an offence contrary to Section 6 of the Terrorism Act 2006.

He remains in custody at a West London police station.

A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said: “This arrest was not in response to any immediate threat or risk.

“Inquiries are ongoing and we are not able to give further detail at present.”