18-year-old terror suspect arrested at Manchester airport

British officers confirmed that the suspect was detained after landing today

18-year-old terror suspect arrested at Manchester airport

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An 18-year-old, believed to be linked with terrorist activity was arrested at Manchester Airport earlier today.

The teenager, originally from Birmingham, is being held on suspicion of 'Syria-related terrorism offences.' Today's arrest follows on from the previous arrests of a man and a woman earlier this month, police said.

The pair, who are said to be in their 20's and also from Birmingham, are currently on police bail. 

"There was no risk to any passengers at Manchester Airport or to the wider public in relation to these arrests. These arrests and this investigation is not connected to the terrorism arrests of five people from Birmingham in the last 48 hours," a statement said.