Terror suspect arrested at London Southend Airport

London Southend Airport

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The man was arrested under section five of the Terrorism Act 2006 at London Southend Airport

A man has been arrested at London Southend Airport on suspicion of preparation of acts of terrorism.

Officers from the Metropolitan Police’s Counter Terrorism Command stopped the 49-year-old on Tuesday under schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act 2000.

He was taken to a south London police station, where he remains in police custody.

A search by officers of an address in Essex has also been carried out.

Southend Airport is about 40 miles from central London and its destinations include Italy, Spain and Hungary.

Source : http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-40806463