A former Guantanamo Bay detainee from Britain is among four people arrested on suspicion of Syria-related terrorism offenses, UK counterterror police said Tuesday.
Moazzam Begg, from Hall Green in Birmingham, is “suspected of attending a terrorist training camp and facilitating terrorism overseas,” a statement from West Midlands Police said.
The three other suspects — a man, 36, a woman, 44, and her son, 20, all from Birmingham — were detained on suspicion of facilitating terrorism overseas, police said.
“All four arrests are connected. They were preplanned and intelligence led. There was no immediate risk to public safety,” said Det. Superintendent Shaun Edwards of West Midlands Police.
The suspects have not been charged with any offense.