Terror suspect, 21, arrested in east London on suspicion of helping would-be jihadist travel to Syria

A 21-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of terrorist offences in a dawn raid in east London.

The suspect was held in Hackney, north east London, on suspicion of assisting another to commit acts of terrorism by travelling abroad.

Police are now searching the property where he was arrested and he is being questioned at a police station in central London.

Britain's top policeman has warned of increasing numbers of people leaving Britain to fight with ISIS. File photo

A 21-year-old man from Hackney, north east London is being held on suspicion of helping another travel abroad in an investigation believed to be linked to Isis militants in Syria (pictured). File photo

It is understood that the arrest is linked to Syria, where hundreds of would-be jihadis have travelled to fight alongside extremists group ISIS.

Counter-terrorism experts in the UK have expressed increasing concern about what will happen if a slew of militarised fighters decide to return home.

A police spokesman said: ‘A 21-year-old man was arrested at around 06:00 on Wednesday, 29 October, at a residential address in Hackney.

‘He was arrested on suspicion of assisting another to commit acts of terrorism, or to engage in any conduct for the committing of such acts, by facilitating another to travel abroad, contrary to the Terrorism Act 2006.

‘Police are searching the residential address in Hackney. The man has been taken to a central London police station where he remains in custody.’

It comes after a 32-year-old man and a 25-year-old woman were arrested by anti-terror police in two unconnected probes also linked to Syria last week.

The arrest comes after a raid in Bedford (pictured) last week, which was also linked to Syria

The arrest comes after a raid in Bedford (pictured) last week, which was also linked to Syria

Police search a property in Bedford last week as part of a series of raids investigating Syria-related terror

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