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Woman, 31, and man, 32, are arrested in Dover on suspicion of preparing to commit terror offences 

A man and a woman have been arrested on suspicion of terror offences relating to Syria, police said.

A West Midlands Police statement said the pair were arrested in Dover, Kent, on Saturday, and the arrests were not linked to the London Bridge terror attack last month.

The force said the 32-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of preparing to commit terror offences as well as funding terrorism, while the 31-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of preparing to commit an act of terror.

Neither of the arrests are linked to the London Bridge terror attack, West Midlands Police said.

A man and a woman were arrested in Dover, Kent, on Saturday on suspicion of terror offences

Last month Usman Khan stabbed two people to death and injured three more before he was stopped in his tracks by heroic members of the public, then shot dead by police.

A spokesman added: 'A 32-year-old man and a 31-year-old woman were arrested in Dover.

'The man was arrested on suspicion of preparing to commit terrorism offences and funding/supporting terrorism.

'The woman was arrested on suspicion of preparing to commit terrorism offences.

'The arrests were carried out by West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit detectives and the two are being questioned at a police station in the West Midlands.

'The arrests were intelligence-led; there was no risk to the public.

'The arrests are not linked in any way to the London Bridge terror attack and enquiries into this matter were underway prior to the incident on November 29.'

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