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Six arrested in Syria terror probe

Published 04/04/2015

Police arrested the five men and one woman at Dover port
Police arrested the five men and one woman at Dover port

Police continue to question six people arrested in Dover on suspicion of Syria-related terrorism offences, West Midlands Police said.

The five men and one woman, who are all in their 20s, were detained around 8am yesterday in the departure zone of the south coast port.

They are currently being held at a police station in the West Midlands area.

West Midlands Police said four of the men are from Birmingham, while the fifth man aged 26 and a woman aged 23 are of no fixed address.

The force said: "The suspects, who are not a family group and were not accompanied by children, did not pose any immediate risk to public safety.

"The arrests are part of an on-going investigation."

Police are continuing to search a number of addresses in Birmingham.

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