British police have arrested two women on suspicion of being
involved in terrorism, one of them at Heathrow airport as she
prepared to take a flight to Istanbul.
The 26-year-old was detained at around 9:20 at Terminal Five
and taken to a police station. A large amount of cash was
also seized, police said in a statement.
Five hours later, a second woman, aged 27, was arrested at an
address in northwest London.
Both women were held on suspicion of being involved in the
commission, preparation and instigation of acts of terrorism,
the statement said.
Both arrests were intelligence-led and not in response to any
immediate threat or risk, it added.
Detectives were searching two addresses in north and
northwest London under Terrorism Act.
No further details were immediately available.