3 Muslims arrested in Parsons Green bomb attack as anti-terror police flood south Wales town

Police have arrested three new suspects in the Parsons Green bombing probe – taking the total number now in custody to five.

A 25-year-old man was detained in Newport, south Wales, in connection with the terror attack last night. Witnesses said he was smiling as he was taken away.

Then, in the early hours of this morning, anti-terror police detained two more men, aged 48 and 30, in the same city.

  • tom_billesley

    Every one a mentally disturbed self-radicalized lone wolf. Friends, family and community will be totally baffled by their arrest.

  • Brother Antony

    It’s now five. They’ve picked up two more in the occupied territories of South Wales.

  • Recently Rapidly Radicalized.

  • tom_billesley

    The two latest men to be arrested over the Parsons Green bombing lived in what was described by neighbours as a “halfway house” for asylum seekers.
    The pair, aged 30 and 48, were detained during a raid by counter-terrorism officers at a home in Newport, South Wales, early on Wednesday morning.

    The two latest men to be detained are believed to have lived in West Street, close to the city centre.

    Residents described the house being searched as a “halfway house” for asylum seekers. One local businessman ,,, said: “It’s apparently a halfway house for the Home Office. “The people that live there don’t come from around here. I don’t think they’ve been there for long.”

    CCTV images from a local taxi company, Town Taxis Newport, show police arriving on West Street at 5.10am. Forensics officers dressed in white suits went into the property, believed to be number five. Police dogs were also at the scene.