Detectives investigating the Parsons Green terrorist attack in London which injured 30 people from a homemade bomb on a rush hour train, made a sixth arrest Thursday morning; a 17-year-old male found at an address in Thornton Heath.
Arrests to date: An 18-year-old man by Kent Police, a 21-year-old man in Hounslow, a 25-year-old man found at an address in Newport, South Wales, a 48-year-old man and a 30-year-old man, also in Newport but at another address. All are in custody in South London.
Dean Haydon, head of the Met Counter Terrorism Command, said it continues to be a fast-moving investigation with significant activity since Friday’s attack, and detectives are currently searching at five addresses.
“We anticipate that the searches will take some days to complete and may cause further disruption. However, it is important that we continue with these searches and I’d like to thank all those affected for their support, patience and cooperation,” Haydon said. “As police and our partners do all we can to confront the threat, public vigilance remains as vital as ever.”
Haydon urges the British public to report suspicious activity by calling 0800 789 321 or 999 in an emergency.
“We are asking the public to look out for anything that seems out of place, unusual or just doesn’t seem to fit in with day-to-day life. It may be nothing, but if you see or hear anything that could be terrorist-related, trust your instincts, then act, and call us.”