Metropolitan Police officers from Service Counter Terrorism Command (S015) havw launched an investigation following the arrest of a 22-year-old man at Luton Airport.

A man stopped at Luton Airport at 1630pm Wednesday July 9th by officers from Bedfordshire Police before boarding a flight to Istanbul, Turkey.

He was subsequently arrested by the officers on suspicion of being involved in the preparation of acts to commit terrorism, contrary to Section 5 of the Terrorism ACT 2006.

He was taken to a South London police station where he remains in custody.

One address in West London was searched as part of the investigation. This search is now complete.