London Tube Terror Attack: Syrian Refugee Among Four Suspects Arrested

Swarajya Staff

Sep 20, 2017, 04:54 PM | Updated 04:54 PM IST

Forensic experts investigating the train after the attacks (Jack Taylor/Getty Images)
Forensic experts investigating the train after the attacks (Jack Taylor/Getty Images)

Two more persons were today (20 September) detained by British police as part of their investigation into the London Tube bomb attack last week, bringing the total number of arrests to five.

A 48 year-old man and a 30 year-old man were detained by Scotland Yards Counter-Terrorism Command under the UK’s Terrorism Act this morning, after a search at an address in Newport, South Wales, the Metropolitan Police said.

Yesterday (19 September) evening, a 25 year-old had been arrested in Newport. On Saturday (15 September) an 18-year-old man was detained at Dover port, and a 21-year-old was arrested in Hounslow, west London. Both are still being questioned in custody, police said.

The suspects have not been named officially but the 21 year-old has been identified locally as Syrian refugee Yahyah Faroukh.

A homemade "bucket bomb" partially exploded in a train at Parsons Green station in west London, injuring 30 people during rush hour on September 15.

The latest arrests are also under section 41 of the UKs Terrorism Act, as in the case of the all suspects in the case.

The arrests were carried out by the Mets Counter- Terrorism Command, supported by Gwent Police and the Welsh Extremism and Counter-Terrorism Unit.

"This continues to be a fast-moving investigation. A significant amount of activity has taken place since the attack on Friday," Metropolitan Police Commander Dean Haydon said. PTI

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