Bound to make the locals feel really secure.
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
Released: Waheed Ahmed, the 21-year-old son of councillor Shakil Ahmed, has been released without charge
- Waheed Ahmed, son of a Labour councillor, was stopped at Turkish border
- The 21-year-old was accused of trying to enter Syria with family members
- Police released Waheed, from Rochdale, and five others without charge
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.
University student Waheed, from Rochdale, Greater Manchester, and eight of his relatives – including four children ranging from a one-year-old baby to an 11-year-old – were stopped on the Turkish border with Syria on April 1.
They were arrested by Turkish police within walking distance of the border in the town of Reyhanli.
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