A teenager has been charged in connection with the Parsons Green Tube terror attack last Friday. Ahmed Hassan, of Sunbury in Surrey, was charged with the attempted murder of people travelling on a District line train; he was also charged with possessing explosives.
Hassan also faces a charge of using the chemical compound triacetone triperoxide – known as TATP – to cause an explosion likely to endanger life. The 18-year-old appeared at Westminster Magistrates’ Court.
No one was killed when the crude home-made bomb failed to properly detonate, but 30 passengers were burned and injured. Met Police chief Cressida Dick said that the “very, very dangerous” device was packed with “large quantity of explosives and was packed with shrapnel”. Hassan was arrested in Dover on Saturday morning on suspicion of planting the device.