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Counter-terror cops arrest man, 55, at Gatwick Airport on suspicion of encouraging terrorism

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Evening Standard

by Patrick Grafton-Green

Counter-terror officers have arrested a 55-year-old man who flew into Gatwick Airport from Morocco today.

The suspect is being held on suspicion of encouraging terrorism and dissemination of terrorist publications, police said.

Scotland Yard said he was arrested shortly after 11am on Saturday and is in custody at a police station in south London.

The Metropolitan Police said in a statement: "On Saturday April 7, detectives from the Met's counter-terrorism command arrested a 55-year-old man on suspicion of encouragement of terrorism and dissemination of terrorist publications, contrary to the Terrorism Act 2006."

The man was later released on bail.

Read more: https://www.standard.co.uk/news/crime/counterterror-cops-arrest-man-55-on-suspicion-of-encouraging-terrorism-at-gatwick-airport-a3808221.html