18 Year Woman Arrested at Stansted Airport on Terrorism Offences

Counter terrorism officers arrest an 18-year-old woman on suspicion of terrorism offences at Stansted airport.



At approximately 16:00hrs on Friday, 16 January Counter Terrorism Officers (SO15) arrested an 18-year-old woman on suspicion of preparation of terrorist acts contrary to Section 5 of the Terrorism Act 2006 and membership of a proscribed organisation contrary to Section 11(1) of the Terrorism Act 2000 after she arrived on a flight at Stansted airport.

She has been taken to a central London police station where she remains in custody.

The arrest was made under Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 (PACE).

As part of the investigation a 21-year-old man was arrested in Hackney on Wednesday, 29 October on suspicion of assisting another to commit acts of terrorism, or to engage in any conduct for the committing of such acts, by facilitating another to travel abroad (contrary to s.5(1)(b) of the Terrorism Act 2006).

He was taken to a south London police station, where he was later bailed to return to on a date in late December 2014. He has since been rebailed to a date in January.

A search at the residential address in Hackney was also carried out.