Teenager arrested in Dover has been charged with terror offences following Parsons Green bomb attack

PUBLISHED: 13:21 22 September 2017

Police response to Parsons Green incident

Police response to Parsons Green incident

Ahmed Hassan was arrested at the Kent port last weekend

The 18-year-old man arrested at the Port of Dover last weekend has been charged in connection with the Parsons Green tube train terrorist attack.

Ahmed Hassan, from Sunbury in Surrey, was arrested at 7.50am last Saturday at the Kent port.

It came just hours after a device exploded on a train in west London last Friday.

He has been charged with attempting to murder persons travelling on a District Line train from Wimbledon, contrary to section 1(1) Criminal Attempts Act 1981 and maliciously caused by triacetone triperoxide (TATP) or other explosive substance an explosion of a nature likely to endanger life or to cause serious injury to property, contrary to section 2 Explosive Substances Act 1883.

He is due to appear before Westminter Magistrates Court this afternoon (Friday).

Three other men, aged 25, 30 and 17, remain in custody under section 41 of the Terrorism Act in connection with the investigation, which is being carried out by officers from the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command.

Two, aged 48 and 21 – were released from police custody on Thursday with no further action.

Searches are ongoing at one address in Surrey and two in Newport, Wales. The other searches have been completed

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