Iraqi terror suspects makes the mistake of flying into UK rather than San Francisco
A man from Hertfordshire has been arrested at Gatwick airport as he arrived from Iraq on suspicion of plotting terrorist acts.If he had landed in the Ninth Circuit area he would have been home free because of the foolish and illogical ruling of the court on Trump's executive order.
Scotland Yard’s counter-terrorism unit initially stopped the 44-year-old under schedule 7 of the 2010 Terrorism Act as he left the plane.
The man was later arrested under section 5 of the 2006 Terrorism Act – suspicion of preparation of terrorist acts – and taken to a central London police station where he remains in custody.
The schedule 7 powers allow officers to stop and search individuals without suspicion in ports and hold them for questioning for up to six hours – but a mandatory detention takes place where an examination lasts for more than one hour.
A total of 21,651 people were examined under the power in Britain in the year to September, according to the most recent Home Office figures, of which 1,665 resulted in detention.