Man arrested at Luton Airport on suspicion of terror offences

Published By ITCT News Desk On : December 28, 2018
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United Kingdom: A man suspected of fighting in Syria has been arrested on his return to the UK.

The 32-year-old suspect was detained at Luton Airport on Thursday evening.

Police said he was arrested on suspicion of preparing acts of terrorism – a law used to prosecute foreign fighters as well as terror plotters.

The arrest is Syria-related and not related to any offences at the airport police added.

He was arrested by cops at around 8.30pm on Thursday, December 27.

A statement from Scotland Yard confirmed: “At approximately 20:30 hrs on Thursday, 27 December, officers from the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command arrested a 32-year-old man after he arrived at Luton Airport on an inbound flight.”

The 32-year-old has been detained under PACE.


UPDATE – 1st January 2019

A terror suspect arrested at Luton Airport last week is a north Londoner who has fought Isis in Syria for two years, the Telegraph revealed on Sunday.

Ozkan Ozdil, 32, was detained by Metropolitan Police officers on arrival at the Bedfordshire airport on Thursday evening on suspicion of “preparation of terrorist acts”.

He was taken to a local police station for questioning but was later released on bail until mid-January.

The Metropolitan Police said the arrest was “Syria-related and not related to any offences at the airport.”

Mr Ozdil, whose family run an off licence in north London, travelled to Syria in September 2016 to fight with Kurdish rebels in northern Syria and spent several months attached to a combat medical unit.


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