A Kuwaiti man has been arrested on “suspicion of terrorism” after taking a selfie.
38-year-old Kuwaiti tourist Nasser Al-Ansari was using his mobile to film a snapchat video of himself outside the Churchill shopping centre in Brighton, when police arrested him on suspicion of terrorism.
Police officers took him to a nearby carpark where they confiscated his phone and kept him for three hours.
Al Ansari described that they said: “You are under arrest under article 41 of the Terrorism Act; anything you say can and will be used against you”.
‘I said: “I am 100 percent co-operative. I will go wherever you wish, I just want to go home”.’
Despite releasing him, police kept his mobile phone and wouldn’t return it to him.