Hertfordshire man arrested for terror offences at Gatwick Airport after flying from Iraq
PUBLISHED: 14:11 10 February 2017 | UPDATED: 14:33 10 February 2017
A man from Hertfordshire has been arrested at Gatwick Airport on suspicion of preparing terror acts.
Police confirmed today that a 44-year-old man was detained at the airport in Sussex yesterday for terror offences.
The man had arrived at the airport on a flight from Iraq.
Scotland Yard would not confirm where in Hertfordshire the man is from at this stage.
A spokesman from the Met Police Service Counter Terrorism Command said: “As a result of enquiries a decision was made to arrest the man under section 5 of the Terrorism Act – suspicion of preparation of terrorist acts.”
The man was arrested under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act and taken to a central London police station yesterday where he remains in custody.