BREAKING: Police arrest British terror suspect at Channel Tunnel entrance in Calais: Officers snare man, 37, with links to Syria making bid to enter UK
Armed police have arrested a 37-year-old British man suspected of being an ISIS terrorist at the entrance of the Channel Tunnel to the UK.
This morning a warrant of further detention was authorised for him as detectives continued to quiz him in custody.
He was arrested on Wednesday within the British control zone in Coquelles, France, as part of a pre-planned operation by officers from the MPS Counter Terrorism Command.
A Met police spokesman confirmed: ‘He was arrested on suspicion of preparing for terrorist acts and membership of a proscribed organisation and detained under Police and Criminal Evidence powers.
Trucks arrive through a Eurotunnel Channel Tunnel in Coquelles, France, in the zone
‘Whilst in police custody, he was subsequently detained under the Terrorism Act 2000.’
The Met Police refused to comment further on the man’s identity, where he lived before travelling, or the circumstances of the arrest.
Counter-terror authorities have previously raised concerns about the spectre of British nationals attempting to return to the UK after fighting in Syria.