Sri Lankans arrested in UK in terror probe released

Four Sri Lankans arrested in the UK by Counter Terrorism officers have been released.

Scotland Yard said that detectives from the Met Police Counter Terrorism Command are investigating after the four men were arrested at Luton Airport on suspicion of membership of a proscribed organisation, contrary to section 11 of the Terrorism Act 2000.

The men, who are all Sri Lankan nationals, arrived on an international flight on the evening of Wednesday, 10 April.

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.

The men were then each arrested under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984, between approximately 21.30hrs and 23:40hrs.

All four men have now been released under investigation.

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