London Tube train blast: One more 21-year old arrested in custody last night
Source : NewsBharatiDate : 17-Sep-2017
London, September 17: The London tube train blast on Friday was declared a ‘terrorist attack’ by the Police and soon after, an 18-year-old was arrested in connection with the attack which left 30 injured. Police have released a statement and have declared that they arrested a second man aged 21 years from Hounslow, West London.
The second one was located by detectives' from the London Metropolitan Police Counter Terrorism Command. "he was arrested under section 41 of the Terrorism Act and taken to a South London police station where he ramins in custody", said police in a statement.
It was a "significant arrest" as the investigation continues, Deputy Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu, the senior national coordinator for counterterrorism policing, said in a statement. "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," he said.
ISIS has claimed involvement in the train blast but has offered no evidence to support the claim. Dover, about 80 miles southeast of London, is a port town with regular ferry services to France. The suspect, who was arrested under the Terrorism Act, was being held in a local police station, the Met Police said. He will be transferred to a south London police station "in due course," the statement said.
The fast-moving inquiry shifted to the town of Sunbury in Surrey, south-west of London, where neighbours were ordered to evacuate immediately by police. Some neighbours were crying and many said they had no idea when they would be able to return to their homes. Police gave many shelter and food at a nearby sports club.
Officials have hinted there may be more than one person involved, but have not released details in what is termed an ongoing and covert inquiry.
Britain deployed hundreds of soldiers at strategic sites, including nuclear power plants and defence sites, on Saturday to free up armed police to help in the hunt for those behind the bombing.
Prime Minister Theresa May said raising the threat level to its highest point was a "proportionate and sensible step". "The public will see more armed police on the transport network and on our streets, providing extra protection. This is a proportionate and sensible step which will provide extra reassurance and protection while the investigation progresses," May said.