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Police make 'significant' arrest in London subway blast

Published:Saturday | September 16, 2017 | 12:00 AM
A police forensic officer stands beside the train which was the target of a terrorist attack in London last Friday.


British police made a "significant" arrest yesterday in the manhunt for suspects a day after the London subway was hit by a partially exploded bomb and launched a heavily armed search of a home southwest of London.

The fast-moving enquiry into the subway blast that wounded 29 people has shifted to Sunbury, on the outskirts of the British capital, where neighbours were evacuated amid the police operation as a precaution.

A no-fly zone was established over the area to keep out small planes and drones as police moved in and police cordons were put in place to keep the public well away.

No details about the police search were released, but it came after the arrest of an 18-year-old man who is being held under the Terrorism Act. The man was arrested yesterday morning by Kent police in the port of Dover on the English Channel.