Parsons Green terror attack: More arrests - as searches continue in Surrey

Elias Hubbard
September 22, 2017

They turned around, pounced and pinned Yahya Faroukh to the ground while his friend tried to tell police it was "all a huge mix up".

The onlooker added: 'They were all not in uniform so really we had no idea what was going on until they said to him who they were.

A 25-year-old man was arrested Tuesday evening, also in Newport, at a different address.

The first suspect, an 18-year-old Iraqi refugee, was arrested on Saturday.

"We now have six males in custody and searches are continuing at five addresses".

A time limit on Farroukh's detention is expected to expire today, while detectives have been given until Saturday to continue questioning the 18-year-old suspect. Harvey described the teenager as unhappy.

Officials said the bomb was meant to do grave harm to commuters. That source asked not to be named because he was not authorized to release the information.

Griffiths, a Surrey County councillor, said the Joneses had fostered over 280 children in 30 years.

The Joneses have been highly respected foster parents for nearly 40 years and looked after up to 300 children, including eight refugees.

"This has come as a big shock to them".

The home-made bomb went off on Friday during the morning rush hour on a packed train at Parsons Green underground station, engulfing the carriage in flames.

Many of those injured were crushed by panicked passengers during the "uncontrolled evacuation" of Parsons Green station.

A second home was searched on Sunday, also in Surrey near Heathrow airport, according to a police statement.

British TV showed images of the house as backing right on to the runway of Heathrow Airport.

The terror threat was lowered to severe from critical over the weekend, but police warned the public should remain vigilant.

The detonation, considered by police to have been partial, was claimed by Islamic State.

She announced £24m of funding for counter-terrorism operations across the country.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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