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UK police question 4 arrested while trying to reach Syria

Published:Thursday | April 16, 2015 | 4:00 AM

Police question four

held en route to Syria

LONDON (AP):

Police said four Britons who were detained by Turkish authorities while trying to cross into Syria have been deported to Britain and arrested.

The four, aged between 22 and 47, were among nine Britons detained near the border on April 1.

Greater Manchester Police said the four were arrested yesterday at Manchester airport and were being questioned about their reason for travel.

A fifth man was arrested on Tuesday at another British airport. The group also contained four children aged one to 11, who have been made wards of court.

Britain, like other European countries, has seen scores of citizens seek to reach areas of Syria controlled by the Islamic State group.

Separately, British police said they arrested a 25-year-old man yesterday in Birmingham, central England, over suspected Syria-related terrorism offences.