Man arrested for Terror offences relating to Syria

A man has been arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences as part of an investigation by the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command.

Officers arrested the 42-year-old man under section 5 of the Terrorism Act, 2006. He was arrested at Folkstone at approximately 00:50hrs today, Tuesday 1 May, as he arrived into the UK from France on a coach.

The arrest relates to the Syrian conflict.

He was detained under PACE and taken to a police station in Kent, where he currently remains in police custody.