Heathrow terror arrest: British woman arrested after arriving at airport on flight from Ethiopia

The UK counter-terrorism officers have arrested a woman at Heathrow Airport on suspicion of plotting an attack.

The 27-year-old UK national had just arrived on a flight from Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, when she was detained on Friday, Scotland Yard said.

She is being held on suspicion of preparing a terrorist act under section 5 of the Terrorist Act 2006.

Police said they had taken the woman to a south London police station, where she remains in custody.

The current threat to the UK from international terrorism is “severe”. This means that a terrorist attack is “highly likely”.

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