Abdul Hadi Arwani Syrian preacher murder: Woman released

Abdul Hadi Arwani
Abdul Hadi Arwani was found with gunshot wounds in a car in Wembley

A woman arrested under the Terrorism Act by detectives investigating the murder of a Syrian-born preacher in north-west London has been released.

Abdul Hadi Arwani, 48, was found shot dead in his car on 7 April in Wembley. He was believed to be a critic of Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad.

The 53-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of the commission, preparation and instigation of acts of terrorism.

A man, aged 61, remains in custody.

He was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to murder and has also been held over terrorism acts.

Leslie Cooper, 36, of Nightingale Road, Brent, has appeared in court charged with Mr Arwani’s murder.



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