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2 arrested in UK over Syria-related terror


A man and a woman have been arrested in the UK on suspicion of terrorism offences related to Syria.

They were detained at an address in the Sparkbrook area of the city today, West Midlands Police said.

The 38-year-old man and 31-year-old woman were arrested on “suspicion of preparation for acts of terrorism”.

Police said the operation, carried out by the West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit, was pre-planned and intelligence-led.

“There was no immediate threat to public safety,” a spokesperson said.

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