An 18-year-old man has been arrested in the port area of Dover in connection with the Parsons Green bombing. Metropolitan Police Deputy Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu described the arrest as “significant”, but added: “Although we are pleased with the progress made, this investigation continues and the threat level remains at critical.”
The suspect, who is being held on suspicion of a terror offence, will be moved to a south London police station. A total of 29 people were injured in the explosion, which happened during the Friday morning rush hour.
Mr Basu said the public should “remain vigilant”, and added the extra security measures put in place in the wake of the blast will remain in force. “This arrest will lead to more activity from our officers,” he said. It is not yet known whether he was attempting to flee the country.