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A trial of a teenager accused of planting a bucket bomb on a Tube train which partially exploded at Parsons Green station continues on Monday (March 12).

Ahmed Hassan Mohammed Ali has denied charges of attempted murder and using the chemical compound TATP to cause an explosion likely to endanger life.

The 18-year-old, of Cavendish Road, Sunbury, is alleged to have built the device and placed it on the District line train.

The bomb partially exploded at Parsons Green Tube station on September 15 2017, injuring 29 people people in total.

On the first day of the trial , the court heard that Mr Ali had told immigration officials he had received ISIS training.

On Thursday (March 8), prosecutors recounted Mr Ali's movements on the day of the attack and showed jurors a model of the device allegedly planted on the train.

On Friday (March 9), the court heard that a search of the Cavendish Road house found traces of TATP on the kitchen hob and extractor fan, as well as on a ruler and Tesco Clubcard found in a black binbag in the house's conservatory.

The fourth day of the case will be heard at the Old Bailey in central London on Monday (March 12).

getwestlondon will be bringing you live updates from the court as the trial continues.

Prosecution case ends

The prosecution has now closed their case, meaning that the defence will open tomorrow.

Join us at 10am for more live updates from the Old Bailey.

'Vase' like objects

Mr Farroukh said he saw “vase” like objects in Mr Ali’s room.

He said:

They were glass objects 10 to 15 cm high - they were like vases but I actually think they were too big to be vases.

Mr Ali told Mr Farroukh that “he needed them but would not tell me what he needed them for,” the court heard.

Room of the defendant

Mr Farroukh described an incident when he visited Mr Ali’s room.

He said:

When I entered his room I was shocked, I could see the door was broken in the middle.

Mr Farroukh described how the defendant had made a punching gesture and had told him he had damaged the door because he was “tired and bored” and “when he gets bored he cannot put up with himself”.

'We are very different people'

Mr Farroukh’s statement continued:

Ahmed and I do not think in the same way, we are very different people with different outlooks in life... He told me once that he had some friends who lived a long way away.

'He said he came to the UK to have a safe life'

Mr Farroukh described conversations he had with Mr Ali about the defendant’s journey to the UK.

He said:

He said that he came here via Turkey, where contacts of his helped him out of the country through Italy and on into France - where he spent three months before he travelled on the side of a train into the UK.

He continued: “He said he came to the UK to have a safe life.”

Sunbury foster parents 'extremely kind people'

Ms Morgan is now reading out the statement of Yahyah Farroukh, who was a student with Mr Ali at Brooklands College.

Mr Farroukh said he lived with Penny and Ron Jones and suggested that Mr Ali move into the home as he was due to leave soon after.

He described the couple as “extremely kind people”.

'His favourite films are horror films'

The witness described his friendship with Mr Ali in the statement.

He said:

Ahmed is quite shy, he tends to go with the flow.

He continued:

We didn’t have any deep conversations we’d sometimes joke about silly stuff.

The witness said that the pair had watched the film Trainspotting together but that Mr Ali’s favourite films “are horror films”.

'Three phones'

The witness said that he saw the defendant with multiple phones, he said:

I have seen Ahmed with three phones which is a bit unusual.

Proceedings resume

Alison Morgan is now continuing for the prosecution.

She is reading the statement of Reece Allingham, a student at Brooklands College, which was taken on September 20 2017.

Proceedings to resume at 2.20pm

I have been informed that proceedings should resume at 2.20pm this afternoon.

Witness concludes her evidence

The witness has concluded giving her evidence - there will now be a break in proceedings.

'He could be very secretive'

Ms Cable continued describing the defendant:

He could be very secretive, as all the young people who I worked with could be.

He would often receive a phone call or a text and just leave without giving a reason.

'Do you think he was straight with you?'

Prosecutor Alison Morgan asked Ms Cable about her relationship with Mr Ali.

She asked: “Did you think he was straight with you?”

The witness replied: “I don’t know. If you had asked me in September, I would have said yes.”

Text message reported to Prevent, court hears

The prosecution is now questioning Ms Cable once again, following the cross-examination by the defence.

Ms Cable was asked about her reaction to the message which she thought she saw reading: “ISIS has accepted your donation.”

She said she reported the incident to a civilian Prevent officer in Special Branch based in Surrey.

She said:

Even if I wasn’t sure, I thought it was worth passing it on.

I thought he might be being scammed, it seemed so weird that ISIS would send it in English and put their name on it.

Relationship with Sunbury foster parents

The defence has now asked the witness about Mr Ali’s relationship with his Sunbury foster parents, Ron and Penny Jones.

Ms Cable said:

It seemed very good - Ron and him seemed to have a particularly good relationship - they would laugh and joke when I was there - and with Penny as well.

He was very well behaved.

Defendant's 'bad dreams'

Mr Ali spoke to Ms Cable about having nightmares and finding sleeping difficult, the jury heard.

She told the court:

He once told me he had a bad dream when someone offered him two ways to die - to be shot in the head or set on fire.

He said he found it very difficult to sleep and the fear of bad dreams made this worse.

Defendant 'hated' ISIS

The lecturer was asked by the defence: “Did <the defendant> agree with ISIS as far as you were concerned?”

She replied:

As far as I was concerned no, he hated them.

Ms Cable also said that Mr Ali had told her that ISIS “are not Muslims”.

Lecturer did not see message 'clearly'

The defence asked Ms Cable more about the message which she believed she saw on Mr Ali’s phone which appeared to read: “ISIS has accepted your donation.”

She said she did not see the message clearly:

We were looking at something on Google and it just flashed up on the phone.

Court hears Mr Ali worked in Surrey charity shop

Ms Cable is now being question by the defence.

The jury heard that Mr Ali worked in the Shooting Star Chase charity shop in Weybridge.

Ms Cable said he was very enthusiastic about this work.

Defendant gave lecturer gifts, court hears

The court heard that the defendant bought Ms Cable gifts the day before the attack.

She said:

He came to see me in my office and he gave me some gifts - two for my children and one for me.

Earlier on in the week he asked me to text him my address because he had some gifts - I thought it was quite strange because he should be in college so I asked him to come and see me.

Lecturer 'concerned about Mr Ali's mental state'

Ms Cable described how she was in a restaurant in Kingston with the defendant on September 7, 2017 - a week before the attack.

She said:

He said that it would almost be better to be back in Iraq rather than stay here in this misery.

I said I was getting very concerned about his mental state and I asked him if he was perhaps experiencing depression.

He didn’t seem to take it on board at all - he said he was being realistic.

'It is my duty to hate Britain'

On the same occasion, Ms Cable said that Mr Ali told her: “It is my duty to hate Britain.”

She said that she discussed the use of the term with him because “duty suggests someone else is telling you to do it and you have to do it whether you want to or not.”

'ISIS has accepted your donation'

Ms Cable described an incident on a bench in a park with Mr Ali during August 2016 when she was looking at his phone.

She said:

I think the message was on Whatsapp and it appeared to say “ISIS has accepted your donation.”

'He seemed incredibly conflicted, confused'

Ms Cable described the condition of Mr Ali when he first arrived at Brooklands College.

She said:

When he first arrived he was in a worse state that I’ve ever seen any on my students.

He seemed incredibly conflicted, confused, absolutely plagued by boredom... he would often leave the class and be found snapping pens.

Star of Islam tattoo

Ms Cable said that Mr Ali spoke to her about his time with ISIS “very briefly”.

She said:

He talked to me about the star of Islam and said he had a tattoo he made himself.

He said that tattoos are haram and he had to take it out on himself using a piece of metal.

'The British' to blame for father's death, court hears

Ms Cable was asked by the prosecution about whether Mr Ali had spoken about his parents.

She said that she believed he told her that his “father was blown up”.

When asked who Mr Ali had said he blamed for this, she said:

I believe once he made a reference to Tony Blair - soon after the Chilcot Inquiry.

She was asked: “Did he express a view as to who was responsible for his parents’ death?”, to which she replied: “The British.”

Lecturer met defendant in April 2016

Ms Cable said she first met Mr Ali when he started as a student at Brooklands College in April 2016.

The lecturer volunteered as a mentor for young people, including asylum seekers.

Lecturer at Brooklands College called to stand

Mr Habibi has now left the stand.

The third witness of the day has been called, Katie Cable - she is a lecturer and mentor at Brooklands College in Weybridge.

Defendant said he 'hated ISIS'

Mr Habibi is now being questioned by the defence - referring to the defendant, Mr Moloney for the defence asked: “He said he hated ISIS, didn’t he?”

The witness replied: “Yes.”

'He was very polite'

Mr Habibi was asked about “what sort of person” Mr Ali was by the prosecution.

He said

He was very polite, seeking help, looking forward to the future, he wanted to get education and was thinking about university - he very polite, very tidy and very religious.