Woman Arrested At Heathrow On Terror Offencess

A 25-year-old woman has been arrested at Heathrow Airport on suspicion of Syria-related terrorism offences.

The woman, from Sparkbrook in Birmingham, was detained at the airport after leaving a flight from Turkey at around 9pm last night (Wednesday 18 February), West Midlands Police said.

The woman, who was travelling with her one-year-old son, was also arrested on suspicion of child neglect and child abduction.

Her arrest by officers from West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit was pre-planned and intelligence-led.

There was no threat to the safety of the flight or the airport.

The woman's son is subject to a police protection order and measures are being taken, in partnership with children's services, to ensure his welfare.

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