Woman held at Heathrow Airport for ‘preparing for terror acts’

The woman was detained and taken to a south London police station, where she currently remains in policy custody.

world Updated: Jan 12, 2018 20:13 IST
Indo Asian News Service, London
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The 27-year-old woman arrived on a flight from Addis Ababa.(AFP File Photo)

A 27-year-old British woman was arrested on Friday at the Heathrow Airport on suspicion of “preparing for terrorist acts”, police said.

Officers from the Metropolitan Police’s Counter Terrorism Command arrested the woman, who arrived on a flight from Addis Ababa, under section 5 of the Terrorist Act 2006, Metro.co.uk reported.

“She was detained under PACE (Police and Criminal Evidence Act) and taken to a south London police station, where she currently remains in police custody,” police said.

First Published: Jan 12, 2018 20:12 IST