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Parsons Green terror attack: Two men remain in custody in connection with tube blast

Thirty people were injured in the blast on a District line train

Two men remain in custody more than 24 hours after they were arrested in connection with the terror attack in Parsons Green.

Metropolitan Police confirmed on Monday (September 18) morning both men were still being held in custody for questioning.

A 21-year-old man had been arrested on Saturday (September 16) at 11.50pm by detectives from the Met's Counter Terrorism Command unit.

The arrest was made in Hounslow and was followed by a search of a home in Stanwell, Surrey, on Sunday (September 17).

 

 

(Image: PA)

The first arrest was of an 18-year-old man at Dover port just 24 hours after the attack in west London.

Dover Port, where detectives investigating the Parsons Green bombing have arrested an 18-year-old man on suspicion of a terror offence(Image: Harvey Solomon-Brady/PA Wire)

Armed police swooped in on him as he tried to flee the country.

An armed raid at a property in Cavendish Road, Sunbury, was carried out on Saturday.

The police cordon at Cavendish Road (Image: PA)

Surrey Police said on Sunday: "The cordons at the junctions with Green Lane and Burgoyne Road, and Cavendish Road and Vicarage Road and the footpath in Fisk Close have been removed.

A yellow tent has been erected outside the property(Image: PA)

"The inner cordons will remain between 31 – 51 (odd) and 38 – 56 (even) Cavendish Road.

"Residents within that cordon will still have to access their houses by foot, no vehicle access will be granted into this area at this time, please park outside the cordon.

"Policing activity will continue in the area however there are no safety risks associated with this."

The UK terror threat level has been reduced to severe, after it was scaled up to critical following the incident on Friday (September 15).

At least 30 people were injured in the bomb blast on the District line during the morning rush hour.

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