- The man was detained as he attempted to board a flight this morning
- A 20-year-old woman has also been arrested and two properties raided
- Police have insisted there was no danger to air passengers at the time
- Around 800 people have travelled to Syria since the civil war began
A 24-year-old man has been arrested at Gatwick Airport on suspicion of Syria-related terrorism offences.
A 20-year-old woman was also detained in west London and two properties were raided in Birmingham as part of the same investigation.
The pair, who are both from the West Midlands, were arrested on suspicion of engaging in conduct in preparation for travelling to Syria.
A man has been arrested at Gatwick Airport on suspicion of Syria-related terror offences. File photo
Police have insisted there was no danger to other passengers at Gatwick during the investigation and arrest.
A spokesman for West Midlands Police, whose Counter Terrorism Unit carried out the arrest, said: 'Officers from West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit have today arrested a man at Gatwick airport for Syria-related terrorism offences.
'The man - aged 24 - was detained before boarding a flight. Searches are being carried out at two addresses in Birmingham.
'A 20-year-old woman has also been arrested at an address in West London; she has also been arrested for Syria-related offences.
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