Briton held in Turkey was using twin sister's passport

A London-based Muslim convert held by security officials in Turkey while allegedly trying to join Islamic State militants in Syria was reportedly using her twin sister's passport.

PTI| Last Updated: Mar 19, 2015, 23:08 PM IST

London: A London-based Muslim convert held by security officials in Turkey while allegedly trying to join Islamic State militants in Syria was reportedly using her twin sister's passport.

Jamila Henry, 21, was stopped by officers in Ankara earlier this week and deported to the UK and arrested here today on suspicion of preparing acts of terrorism.

Henry handed over her twin sister Jalila Henry's documents to officers when she was arrested, apparently heading for the Syrian border.

The passport switch caused confusion among Turkish intelligence services who released Jalila's name to local media after apprehending her at a bus stop on Monday.

At her London flat, Jalila told 'Evening Standard' newspaper that she had been left with "loads to sort out".

Friends said the twins had gone in "totally different directions" since leaving school in south-west London.

Jalila is pictured on her Facebook page drinking and smoking.

Jamila, meanwhile, wears a traditional headscarf and is said to spend her spare time studying the Quran after converting to Islam in her teens.

The twins' mother Patricia Henry, 50, said she was "getting together with relatives" to discuss the situation.

Scotland Yard confirmed that Jamila Henry was being held in police custody after being arrested at by counter- terror officers at Luton Airport near London.