The family were then detained under the Terrorism Act and surrounded by "at least 10 police officers" who ordered them to get out of their car.Link
Ms Maynard was separated from her husband and son, who is autistic and has cerebral palsy, and taken to a detention room for questioning, leaving Joshua distressed.
Ms Maynard said the woman officer told her: "It's obvious he [Joshua] has nothing to do with you".
She said officers had told the family they had powers to hold them for up to nine hours under Section 7 of the Terrorism Act, but they were released after more than two hours.
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