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Man travelling to Saudi Arabia arrested at Heathrow on suspicion of terrorism offences

The 29-year-old man was stopped as he was about to fly to the kingdom on Monday afternoon

Man travelling to Saudi Arabia arrested at Heathrow on suspicion of terrorism offences
Heathrow Airport. (Getty Images)

A man has been arrested at Heathrow Airport on suspicion of terrorism offences as he was about to board a flight to Saudi Arabia.

Scotland Yard said the 29-year-old man was stopped on Monday and was  initially detained under Schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act, before being subsequently arrested on suspicion of possessing information of a kind likely to be useful to a person committing or preparing an act of terrorism.

The man was taken to a London police station where he remains in custody, according a Scotland Yard statement released overnight.

Scotland Yard's counter terrorism police searched an address in west London. A number of electronic devices have been seized for further examination in connection with this investigation.

Police said "inquiries are ongoing".

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