An unnamed man and a woman, both aged 26, have been arrested at Heathrow Airport after they arrived into Heathrow on a flight from Egypt which was en route to Syria. They were arrested under the Terrorism Act 2000 and are being held at a central London police station.
A statement released by the Metropolitan Police earlier today said "The arrests form part of an investigation into travel to Syria in support of alleged terrorist activity," they added, they are currently searching two addresses in east London Under the Terrorism Act 2000, and officers now have up to 14 days to question the suspects
Meanwhile the Foreign Secretary William Hague speaking on a BBC programme said ‘there is evidence that people are travelling to Syria to join the fighting. He then went on to say "We would strongly advise them not to do so, and while I can't comment at the moment in further detail on these cases, on the general subject, we are clearly very vigilant about this, about people either passing through the UK or British nationals who want to commit acts of violence anywhere."
No nationalities of the arrested pair have not yet been released, but Scotland Yard said they are not Egyptian.
Written and presented by Ann Salter