Pair arrested on suspicion of Syria-related terrorism offences

8 December 2019, 14:16 | Updated: 8 December 2019, 20:21

A pair have been arrested on suspicion of terror offences
A pair have been arrested on suspicion of terror offences. Picture: PA

By Kate Buck

Police have been given extra time to question man and a woman arrested in Dover on suspicion of Syria-related terrorism offences.

Detectives from the West Midlands counter terrorism unit detained the pair on Saturday December 7 as part of an "intelligence-led" operation.

The 32-year-old man and the 31-year-old woman were arrested on suspicion of preparing to commit terrorism offences, police said.

The man was also arrested on suspicion of funding or supporting terrorism.

Both were taken to a police station in the West Midlands for questioning.

On Sunday evening, detectives were granted a seven-day extension to hold the pair until December 14.

Police said the arrests were not linked in "any way" to the London Bridge terror attack on November 29, adding that inquiries were already under way prior to the incident.

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