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18/02/2015 16:56 GMT | Updated 18/02/2015 16:59 GMT

Birmingham Woman With One-Year-Old Son Arrested At Heathrow On Suspicion Of Terrorism Offences

File photo showing passengers queuing to drop off their bags at Terminal 5 of Heathrow Airport
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File photo showing passengers queuing to drop off their bags at Terminal 5 of Heathrow Airport

A 25-year-old woman has been arrested at Heathrow on suspicion of Syria-related terrorism offences. The woman, from Sparkbrook, Birmingham, was detained at the airport after leaving a flight from Turkey at around 9pm, West Midlands Police said.

The woman, who was travelling with her one-year-old son, was also arrested on suspicion of child neglect and child abduction.

Her arrest by officers from West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit was pre-planned and intelligence-led. There was no threat to the safety of the flight or the airport. The woman's son is subject to a police protection order and measures are being taken, in partnership with children's services, to ensure his welfare.