Heathrow terror arrest: Woman, 27, arrested after arriving at airport on flight from Ethiopia

January 12, 2018
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A 27-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of terror offences at Heathrow Airport on Friday (January 12).

The UK national had arrived on a flight from Addis Ababa in Ethiopia when she was met by officers from Metropolitan Police Counter Terrorism Command.

She was arrested on suspicion of preparation of terrorist acts under section 5 of the Terrorist Act 2006.

She was taken to a south London police station where she remains in police custody.

The Met said that enquiries are ongoing.

The current threat to the UK from international terrorism is “severe”. This means that a terrorist attack is “highly likely”.

A Met statement said: “Our overriding priority is to keep the public safe by working closely with all of our communities.

“We constantly review our operations and contingency planning, liaising with central and local government, emergency services and other agencies.

“We also use a wide range of overt and covert policing tactics. Covert tactics, by their nature, are not obvious to the public, but overt tactics include the deployment of high visibility policing at a variety of locations.”

Article source: http://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/surrey-news/heathrow-terror-arrest-woman-27-14146281


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