Four men detained on terrorism charges at Luton airport

Four men have been arrested at Luton Airport suspected of being members of a banned terrorist group.

Police say the men arrived on an worldwide flight at Luton Airport Wednesday night.

"Police at the airport were made aware of the men the next day, Thursday, 11 April and subsequently stopped them under Schedule 7 of the Terrorism Act 2000".

Airport police arrested the men and handed them over to anti terrorism officers from the Met Police Counter Terrorism Command.

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All four are Sri Lankan nationals and were detained under the terrorism act.

The four Sri Lankan nationals arrived at Luton Airport on an global flight on the evening of Wednesday, 10 April and they were arrested by the police the next day after the police were alerted to the men.

Speaking to the Tamil Guardian, a spokesperson said investigations were now underway while the man remain in custody.

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