Rochdale family who were detained while trying to sneak into Syria from Turkey and quizzed on suspicion of ‘preparing terrorist acts’ are FREED by UK police

Waheed Ahmed

The son of a Labour councillor who was stopped at the Turkish border and arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences has been released without charge.

Waheed Ahmed, the 21-year-old son of councillor Shakil Ahmed, was accused of trying to sneak into Syria with eight of his relatives and was arrested when he landed in the UK earlier this week.

Greater Manchester Police confirmed that six people – a 21-year-old man arrested at Birmingham Airport, two women and two men aged between 22 and 47 held at Manchester Airport, plus a 30-year-old man arrested in the Rochdale area, have been released without charge…