Jamie Janson (pictured while fighting in northern Syria), 42, was arrested by police in Folkestone, Kent on Tuesday after returning to the UK by coach from France
The great-nephew of shamed 1960s secretary of state for war John Profumo has been arrested as he returned to the UK after allegedly travelling to Syria to fight Islamic State.
Jamie Janson, 42, is one of dozens of Westerners claimed to have signed up to fight with Kurdish rebels against IS in the war- ravaged country.
He was arrested by police in Folkestone, Kent, on Tuesday after entering the UK on a coach from France.iPhone transfer software
The grandson of Lord Balfour was said to have ended up fighting with the Kurdish People's Protection Units in their battle against Turkish forces in Afrin, a Kurdish-held area of northern Syria, earlier this year.
He was held by Scotland Yard's Counter Terrorism Command under section 5 of the Terrorism Act before being released on bail, pending further inquiries.
Mr Janson said he and the other foreign fighters with the Kurdish group were smuggled out of Afrin into government-held areas after the city was captured by Turkish and Syrian rebel forces in March.
From there he crossed the border to the Kurdish region of northern Iraq, where he flew to Brussels before travelling to France. He then took a ferry to Dover.
'I was taken off the bus at Folkestone and arrested. It was a pretty scary process,' he told The Daily Telegraph.
'I was released under investigation after a night in the cell. Police treated me very well and it has been amazing to see my family again after so long.'
Janson is the great nephew of shamed 1960s war minister John Profumo (pictured)
Mr Janson's grandparents were the World War One flying ace Harold Harington Balfour, 1st Baron Balfour of Inchrye, and Mary Ainslie Profumo, the sister of John Profumo.
As secretary of state for war in the early 1960s, Mr Profumo was caught up in a scandal involving call girl Christine Keeler and the Russian naval attache in London.
The fallout of the affair dealt the final blow to