Anti Terror operation in Luton

3 July 2019, 16:09 | Updated: 3 July 2019, 16:14

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Counter-terrorism police have arrested a man and a woman after stopping their car in Luton.

The pair - a man aged 28 and a woman aged 25 - were held on suspicion of terror offences and taken to a police station in London.

Their car was stopped in a planned move as part of a "proactive investigation".

Scotland Yard said they were detained under section 41 of the Terrorism Act, which allows officers to stop anyone they reasonably suspect to be a terrorist without a warrant.

It allows suspects to be held for up to 14 days while investigations continue.

A residential address and a business in Luton were also searched as part of the operation.