Protest held in support of Notts man facing terrorism investigation

Dozens of people held a protest in support of a Nottinghamshire man arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences after returning from fighting against Islamic State.

Aiden Aslin was detained earlier this year as he landed at Heathrow Airport. He has since been on bail and is yet to hear if he will be formally charged.

The 22-year-old from Newark flew to Syria in last April and fought in the Kurdish People’s Protection Unit (YPG) alongside other British and American volunteers against ISIS.

After his arrest Newark MP Robert Jenrick spoke in support of him in the House of Commons.

He was due to answer bail today at the Bridewell Custody Suite, near Nottingham Magistrates’ Court.

Protesters gathered outside to call for the investigation into his actions to be dropped.

Chris Scurfield, whose son Kosta died whilst fighting in Syria said: “I’m here because if my son had lived, he would have faced exactly the same charges as Aiden has. I came to support Aiden, and Kosta.”

Notts TV has contacted Notts Police for an update on the case following Mr Aslin’s appearance at the Bridewell.

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