Parsons Green terror attack: Police make seventh arrest

A bomb ripped through Parsons Green tube station on September 15

A seventh person was arrested this morning (September 25)

Monday, September 25, 2017

A seventh person has been arrested by detectives investigating the Parsons Green terrorist attack.

A 20-year old man, identified by police only as 'G', was arrested at an address in Cardiff at approximately 6am this morning (Monday September 25), under section 41 of the Terrorism Act. He has been taken to a south London police station where he remains in custody.

The arrests were carried out by officers from the Met's Counter Terrorism Command, supported by colleagues from the Welsh Extremism and Counter Terrorism Unit (WECTU) and South Wales Police.

Officers are also carrying out a search at an address in Cardiff.

So far, seven people have been arrested as part of the investigation being carried out by the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command into the attack, which took place on September 15.

One person has been charged in relation to the attack, three people remain in police custody and three people have been released with no further action.

Ahmed Hassan, an 18-year-old from Sunbury, Surrey who had previously been identified as 'A', was charged with attempted murder and causing an explosion likely to endanger life or to cause serious injury to property.

He appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on Friday (September 22), where he was remanded in custody to appear at the Old Bailey on October 13. He was arrested in Dover, Kent, at around 7.50am on September 16.

A 25-year-old man, and a 30-year-old man also remain in police custody under section 41 of the Terrorism Act in connection with the investigation. A 17-year-old mal earrested on September 21 was released from police custody with no further action on September 22.

Two men, aged 48 and 21, were released from police custody with no further action on September 21.

Searches are ongoing at one address in Surrey and one address in Cardiff. Searches at other addresses in Surrey, Hounslow and Newport have all been completed.