Teenager arrested in connection with London Tube bombing

Parsons Green station in west London has re-opened after a bomb was detonated on a London Underground train, injuring 29 people.
Parsons Green station in west London has re-opened after a bomb was detonated on a London Underground train, injuring 29 people.

Detectives investigating the Parsons Green bombing have arrested a teenager on suspicion of a terror offence, Scotland Yard have said.

Kent Police detained the 18-year-old man in the port area of Dover on Saturday morning.

The suspect will be moved to a south London police station, the Metropolitan Police said.

Deputy Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu said: "We have made a significant arrest in our investigation this morning. Although we are pleased with the progress made, this investigation continues and the threat level remains at critical.

"The public should remain vigilant as our staff, officers and partners continue to work through this complex investigation. We are not, at this time, changing our protective security measures and the steps taken to free up extra armed officers remain in place.

"This arrest will lead to more activity from our officers. For strong investigative reasons we will not give any more details on the man we arrested at this stage."

The Met said 45 witnesses have been spoken to and 77 images and videos have been sent to detectives by members of the public.

A renewed appeal for information was put out by the force, asking anyone with information to call the Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789 321 or 999 in an emergency.