Police have arrested a man at City Airport on suspicion of preparing to commit acts of terrorism.

Officers from the Met's Counter Terrorism Command stopped the man at the Docklands airport yesterday (Thursday, July 13).

The 49-year-old was detained on suspicion of preparation of acts to commit terrorism, under section 5 of the Terrorism Act 2006.

The man, was taken to a south London police station and has since been released on bail to return on a date in late July.

Officers also carried out a search at an address in Essex, which is now complete.