An 18-year-old man has been arrested in Dover in connection with yesterday’s tube bombing at Parson’s Green in London.
In a statement, Metropolitan Police said the man had been arrested in the ‘port area’ of Dover this morning by officers from the Kent Police force.
Emergency services, including the ambulance service, the London Fire Brigade and British Transport Police were called to the west London station at around 8:20am on Friday after an ‘explosion’ on a tube train.
30 people were injured with some passengers suffering ‘facial burns’, after what eyewitnesses described as a ‘fireball’ left people ‘covered in blood’.
The man remains in custody at a local police station. He will be transferred to a south London police station in due course.
Neil Basu of the Senior National Co-ordinator for Counter Terrorism Policing, said:
We have made a significant arrest in our investigation this morning. Although we are pleased with the progress made, this investigation continues and the threat level remains at critical.
The public should remain vigilant as our staff, officers and partners continue to work through this complex investigation. We are not, at this time, changing our protective security measures and the steps taken to free up extra armed officers remain in place.
This arrest will lead to more activity from our officers. For strong investigative reasons we will not give any more details on the man we arrested at this stage.
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Author: Amy Guard
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