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Man arrested at Gatwick airport bailed

News   •   Feb 13, 2017 14:58 GMT

A man arrested at Gatwick Airport has been bailed pending further enquires.

The 44-year-old man arrested by officers from the MPS' Counter Terrorism Command (SO15) on Thursday, 9 February, at Gatwick Airport has been released on police bail to a date in late March pending further enquiries.

The man from Hertfordshire was stopped under schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act after he disembarked from a flight from Iraq.

As a result of enquiries during the stop a decision was made to arrest him under section 5 of the Terrorism Act - suspicion of preparation of terrorist acts.

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