Two arrested for Syria-related terrorism offences

Two people have been arrested in Birmingham today (Thursday 3 September) on suspicion of terrorism offences relating to Syria.

They were detained at an address in Sparkbrook by officers from the West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit around 7.30am this morning.

They are a 38-year-old man and 31-year-old woman who have been arrested on suspicion of preparation for Acts of Terrorism. 

The arrests were pre-planned and intelligence-led. There was no immediate threat to public safety