Four men detained on terrorism charges at Luton airport
Posted on April 15th, 2019


Four men have been arrested on suspicion of belonging to a banned terrorist organisation

Police arrested four men on suspicion of belonging to a banned terror group after they arrived in the UK at Luton airport from Sri Lanka.

They arrived on Wednesday night and were taken into custody before being questioned at a police station in Bedfordshire.

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

Scotland Yard said: “Police at the airport were made aware of the men the next day, Thursday 11 April and subsequently stopped them under schedule seven of the Terrorism Act 2000.”

The men are yet to be identified as they have not been charged.

The only Sri Lankan organisation on the government’s list of proscribed terror groups are the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, described as”a terrorist group fighting for a separate Tamil state in the North and East of Sri Lanka” and listed in 2001.

Police inquiries are ongoing.

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