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Saturday, 16 September 2017

UPDATE: Raid in Sunbury

A home in Sunbury raided by anti-terror police in connection with the Parsons Green bombing is owned by an elderly foster couple honoured for their work with child refugees.

According to police, the search at the well-respected couple's property in Cavendish Road is directly linked to the "very significant arrest" of an 18-year-old in Dover.

No further arrests have been made.

The street has been evacuated as a precautionary measure.

Cordons have been set up at a 100-metre radius from the property which will remain in place until the search has been completed.

The residents of Cavendish road have been told they won't be able to return home tonight and have been taken by bus to a community centre in Shepperton.

The Home Secretary Amber Rudd described the earlier arrest of an 18-year-old man in connection with yesterday morning's attack as "very significant", but added "the operation is ongoing".

Thirty people were injured in the explosion during the morning rush hour as the District Line train was pulling into Parsons Green.

Statement from Met Police:

Police officers have evacuated and are searching a residential address in Sunbury.

The evacuation is a precautionary measure following the arrest of a man in Dover, Kent, at approximately 7.50 this morning in connection with the investigation into the terrorist attack at Parsons Green Underground Station.

Officers began evacuating the address at approximately 1.40pm.

Residents in the buildings immediately surrounding the address are also being evacuated as a precautionary measure.

Cordons are being put in place at a 100 metre radius to facilitate the Metropolitan Police Service’s operation, which is being supported by colleagues from Surrey Police.

A search of the address is ongoing and the cordons will remain in place until the operation is complete.

Police would like to thank the local residents directly affected for their cooperation and patience.

Local officers are on duty in the immediate area to talk to the community and address any concerns that they may have.

No further arrests have been made.

Photo: Darren Graham Photography
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 6:31 pm  

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