Police stop London teenage girl flying to Syria

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Police stop London teenage girl flying to Syria

A teenage girl has been stopped from joining Islamist fighters in Syria by police.

Met counter-terrorism officers stopped a plane she was on which was just about to take off from Heathrow.

The 15-year-old from Tower Hamlets had been secretly saving money and had bought a ticket to Istanbul without her parents knowledge.

The incident took place earlier this month before being uncovered by the Evening Standard.

Home Affairs Editor Martin Bentham explains more.

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