Third man arrested over London Underground bombing

Published: September 20, 2017 13:59:04 | Updated: October 20, 2017 23:47:36

A police forensic tent stands setup on the platform next to the train on which a homemade bomb exploded at Parsons Green subway station in London (AP)

A third man has been arrested over Friday's Tube attack in Parsons Green.


The 25-year-old was arrested in Newport, south Wales, on Tuesday evening, Scotland Yard said. An address in Newport is being searched, reports BBC.


On Saturday an 18-year-old man, who the BBC has learnt had previously been referred to an anti-extremist programme, was arrested in Dover port.


A 21-year-old man was also arrested in Hounslow, west London. Both are still in custody.


A homemade bomb partially exploded in a train at Parsons Green station, injuring 30 people in rush hour.


The 25-year-old was arrested under section 41 of the Terrorism Act.


The arrest was carried out by the Met's Counter-Terrorism Command, supported by Gwent Police and the Welsh Extremism and Counter-Terrorism Unit.


Metropolitan Police Commander Dean Haydon 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 three men in custody and searches are continuing at four addresses."


At 08:20 BST on Friday a homemade bomb, which was transported in a Lidl bag, partially exploded in a Tube train at Parsons Green station, causing burns to a number of victims.

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