Woman arrested at Heathrow Airport on suspicion of terrorism offences

She had just got off a flight from Istanbul, Turkey

Woman arrested at Heathrow Airport on suspicion of terrorism offences

Armed police during a routine patrol of London's Heathrow Airport | Image: Steve Parsons/PA Archive/PA Images

British police have arrested a 21-year-old woman on suspicion of terrorism offences.

She was detained on Thursday evening just after 9.00pm by officers at Heathrow Airport.

Police say she had just got off a flight from Istanbul, Turkey.

The woman, who is from north London, was arrested on suspicion of preparation of acts of terrorism.

She has been taken to a London police station where she is being detained.

Searches have also been carried out at two addresses in the north of the city.

Officers say the arrest "is Syria-related".