Armed police to remain in Surrey as terror threat reduced

Residents in the Cavendish Road area of Sunbury Surrey were told to leave their homes after a suspect in connection with the London tube was arrested

He was arrested outside the chicken shop where he worked in Hounslow on Saturday night.

The 18-year-old man was detained yesterday morning in the departure area of Dover ferry port, which is the busiest ferry hub in Europe and a gateway to the French coast.

The second man arrested in connection with the attack on a London underground train last week is originally from Syria, i understands.

A sixth arrest, this time of a 17 year-old boy, has been made by detectives investigating the Parsons Green terrorist attack in Thornton Heath this morning, Thursday, 21 September.

Both men are believed to have spent time in the care of Penelope and Ronald Jones, who received MBEs for services to children and families in 2010.

The number of suspects arrested following the botched terror attack in the capital now stands at five.

Mr and Mrs Jones, who have been foster parents for nearly 40 years, had taken in up to 300 children including eight refugees.

The 21-year-old is believed to have travelled to the United Kingdom around five years ago as an unaccompanied minor.

He said: "He was very normal".

"I saw Penny being pulled out basically, I didn't see Ron, don't know if he was there. It was surprising seeing him on the news".

Local council leader Ian Harvey said he understood the 18-year-old was an Iraqi orphan who moved to the United Kingdom when he was 15 after his parents died.

Mr Harvey said: "One thing I understand is that he (the 18-year-old) was an Iraqi refugee who came here aged 15 - his parents died in Iraq".

It later emerged the home belonged by an elderly couple who had been awarded honours by the Queen for their foster parenting work.

She said she has never had any problems with living next door to the house, which she said probably has about seven or eight bedrooms. But it isn't. Social services provide us with image cards.

He added: 'They were Met Police officers, they were wearing hats saying Met Police and they didn't speak like anyone from round here.

'There are different cultural needs. They are there to keep us safe. You need to be able to go to the Home Office with them.

"It definitely has you second-guessing yourself a lot more". But it's so rewarding.

The grainy footage shows a young man in a grey tracksuit carrying a bag that looks like the Lidl supermarket bag that contained the bomb.

His home was raided on Sunday by counterterrorism police.

As he is pushed to a wall by cops he says: "I'm sorry, I'm sorry" after undercover officers dressed as tramps pounced - causing a pile of KitKats and Maltesers to spill out of his bag. I think at one stage it was used as an in between house.

An 18-year-old man and a 21-year-old man have been arrested and are being questioned by the police.

Police are searching two addresses in Surrey in connection with the arrests - one in Sunbury-on-Thames and another in Stanwell.



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