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Suspected Islamist extremist, 25, is arrested at Heathrow Airport accused of preparing for acts of terrorism and receiving weapons training

Suspected Islamist extremist, 25, is arrested at Heathrow Airport accused of preparing for acts of terrorism and receiving weapons training

A  suspected Islamist extremist has been arrested at Heathrow Airport on suspicion of terrorism.

 

The suspect, 25, from High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire, was held on Wednesday for alleged offences linked to Islamist extremism. He is suspected of getting dedicated offences of making ready for acts of terrorism, membership of a banned organisation and receiving weapons coaching.

 

The man was arrested following an investigation by officers from Counter Terrorism Policing South East.

 

It comes after specialists warned that Britain is dealing with its greatest terror menace in years following the collapse of Afghanistan to the Taliban.

 

Last month, former commander of British troops in Afghanistan Colonel Richard Kemp claimed that the UK confronted ‘the best hazard from terrorism since Islamic State at its top’.

 

The menace may very well be greater than that posed by ISIS and Britain faces an ‘extraordinarily harmful’ scenario, he advised Times Radio.

 

He mentioned the Taliban ‘will enable and doubtless encourage jihadists to pour into the nation from all over the world, who plan, meet, put together, prepare, organise and perform strikes towards the West from Afghanistan.’

 

The present menace degree, which is decided by the Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre, is ‘substantial’ which suggests an assault is probably going and is the third highest ranking.

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