Met Police say ‘we have made a significant arrest in our investigation this morning’.
A teenager has been arrested in connection with the Parsons Green tube station bomb attack.
The Met Police confirmed the the 18-year-old man was arrested by Kent Police in the port area of Dover this morning, under section 41 of the Terrorism Act.
Around 30 people were injured after the bucket bomb partially exploded on Friday morning.
Deputy Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu, Senior National Co-ordinator for Counter Terrorism Policing, 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.”
Detectives from the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command are continuing to urge anyone with information about the terrorist attack to contact police
Thirty people are known to have been injured during the attack in which an improvised explosive device was detonated on a tube train at Parsons Green Underground Station at around 08:20hrs on Friday, 15 September.