Man arrested at London City Airport for terrorism offence

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Officers from the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command have arrested a man on suspicion of preparation of acts to commit terrorism.

The 49-year-old man was stopped by officers at London City Airport under schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act 2000 on Thursday, 13 July. He was subsequently arrested on suspicion of preparation of acts to commit terrorism, under section 5 of the Terrorism Act 2006.

The man, who was arrested under PACE, was taken to a south London police station, and has since been released on bail to return on a date in late July.

Officers also carried out a search at an address in Essex, which is now complete.

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