Six people detained by UK police over terror-related charges after a they were stopped at the Turkey-Syria border have been released without charge.

Waheed Ahmed, the 21-year-old son of a local councillor, has now been freed from custody along with two other men aged 24 and 22, and two women aged 47 and 22.

They were arrested as they tried to cross the border on suspicion of commissioning, preparing or instigating acts of terrorism.

The sixth person, a 30-year-old man, was held on the same charge in the Rochdale area.

Greater Manchester Police said in a statement: "No evidence was uncovered to suggest any imminent threat to the communities of Rochdale or the UK."

Turkish officials stopped five adults and four children, from Rochdale in the Turkish city of Hatay, which is 46 miles (75km) from Aleppo in Syria on April 1.

Five of those released today were returned to the UK from Turkey while one was arrested in Rochdale.

All were questioned under anti-terrorism legislation.

The five adults and four children are from the same family and they live in Rochdale.