Parsons Green arrests: Five now being held over bucket bomb terror attack

Detectives have made two more arrests in relation to last week`s Parsons Green terrorist attack that left 30 people injured.

Sep 20, 2017

Detectives have made two more arrests in relation to last week`s Parsons Green terrorist attack that left 30 people injured. A 48-year-old man and a 30-year-old man were detained under section 41 of the Terrorism Act after officers executed a warrant at a second address in Newport, Wales at around 5am on Wednesday (September 20). The latest development came within hours of a 25-year-old man being held at a separate address in Newport on Tuesday evening. The arrests – carried out by officers from the Metropolitan Police Service`s (MPS) Counter Terrorism Command, supported by colleagues from Gwent Police and the Welsh Extremism and Counter Terrorism Unit (WECTU) – bring the total to five those held in connection with the bucket bomb attack on the District Line Tube train on Friday (September 15). Two other men, who were arrested on Saturday, remain in custody at a south London police station. An 18-year-old man was detained by Kent Police under section 41 of the Terrorism Act at the departure area of Dover ferry port, which sparked an evacuation of Europe`s busiest ferry hub. A warrant for his further detention was granted by Westminster Magistrates` Court until Saturday (September 23). A Syrian-born suspect, identified by his employers as Yahyah Farroukh, 21, was arrested in Hounslow under section 41 of the Terrorism Act. A warrant for his further detention was granted by Westminster Magistrates` Court until Thursday (September 21). Counter-terrorism officers are now searching four addresses, two each in Newport and Surrey. The search at a commercial property in Hounslow has now concluded. Commander Dean Haydon, head of the MPS Counter Terrorism Command, said: “This continues to be a fast-moving investigation. A significant amount of activity has taken place since the attack on Friday. “We now have five men in custody and searches are continuing at four addresses. Detectives are carrying out extensive inquiries to determine the full facts behind the attack. “We anticipate that the searches will take some days to complete and may cause further disruption.” The alleged Parsons Green Tube attacker may have built his bucket bomb in the garden shed at his foster home. Detectives are investigating whether or not the shed in Sunbury-on-Thames, Surrey, could have afforded the 18-year-old the privacy he needed to construct the device. The unnamed refugee, who is suspected of detonating the improvised explosive device, had been fostered by Ronald Jones, 88, and his wife Penelope, 71. The couple were appointed MBEs by the Queen in 2010 for services to families after fostering more than 250 children. The 21-year-old had also reportedly been fostered by the Joneses, although he is no longer in their care.

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