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Parsons Green Tube Blast: Two Held Over Terror Attack as Searches Continue

Counter-terrorism detectives arrested a second man over the bombing of a London Underground train on Friday (15 September) that injured 30 people and the security services lowered the threat level for an attack from its highest setting. The 21-year-old man was detained under Britain’s terrorism laws in the west London suburb of Hounslow just before midnight on Saturday, Scotland Yard said in a statement. Police had earlier arrested an 18-year-old male in the departure lounge of Dover port in what they called a “significant” step and raided a property in Sunbury-on-Thames, a town near London and about four miles (six km) from Hounslow. The home-made bomb shot flames through a packed carriage at Parsons Green Tube station in southwest London during the Friday morning rush hour but apparently failed to detonate fully. Islamic State claimed responsibility, as it has for other attacks in Britain this year, including two in London and one at a concert by American singer Ariana Grande in Manchester in May. Home Secretary Amber Rudd said on Sunday the second arrest showed …

Why Mellow Parsons Green was a Bomb Plot too Far

Parsons Green? When news filtered in of an ‘incident’ at a west London train station, you had to do a double take to be sure it was actually the same idyllic neighbourhood with the ample green park families seem to luxuriate in every time harried neighbouring Fulhamites rushed past . The hustle and bustle from the butt-end of the King’s Road is drowned out by the civilised mellow pace of life in this genteel part of town. Well, it turned out to be southwest London, although it really was just a quirk of geography due to its close proximity to its west London neighbours Fulham and Chelsea. TO BE CONTINUED…