Police arrest Muslim in London on suspicion of attempting to join Isis in Syria

Police have arrested a 21-year-old man in London on suspicion of attempting to join Isis in Syria.

A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police said counter-terrorism detectives believed the man was planning to travel to the country “for a terrorist purpose”.

He was arrested in central London shortly after midday on Thursday and remain in custody at a local police station.

This is so routine. We should be encouraging them to leave – never to return.

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