Man, 42, is arrested on suspicion of terrorism

Man, 42, is arrested on suspicion of terrorism as he arrives in Britain on a coach from France

  • The 42-year-old man was arrested in Kent on suspicion of terrorism offences 
  • The arrest relates to the Syrian conflict, the Metropolitan Police said  

A man has been arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences as he arrived into the UK on a coach from France, Scotland Yard said.

The 42-year-old was arrested in Folkestone, in Kent, at about 12.50am on Tuesday, police said.

The arrest relates to the Syrian conflict, the Metropolitan Police added. 

The detained man is being held under section 5 of the Terrorism Act – which prohibits anyone engaging in conduct in preparation for acts of terrorism – and is being held at a police station in Kent. 

Scotland Yard declined to comment when asked whether the man had come to the UK from Syria, or if he was planning an attack in the UK. 

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