Anti-terror police arrest man in his 20s after ‘homemade bomb was posted to home in London’


Anti-terror police arrest man in his 20s in Cambridge after ‘homemade bomb was posted to home in London’

  • Detectives arrested a man in Cambridge today assisted by armed response unit
  • Suspect has been detained under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act
  • Arrest relates to a suspicious package posted to a home in north London 

Counter terrorism officers arrested a man in his 20s today after a homemade explosive was allegedly posted to a home in London.

The Metropolitan Police said the suspect was detained in Cambridge this morning on suspicion of attempting to cause an explosion, or making or keeping explosives with intent to endanger life or property.

The arrest was carried out with the assistance of Cambridgeshire Constabulary Armed Response Unit ‘as a precautionary measure’, the Met said.  

The man has been detained under the Police and Criminal Evidence Act and taken into custody at a south London police station. 

Officers are currently searching two addresses in Cambridge.

The arrest relates to a suspicious package received via post at a residential address in north London.

Counter terrorism officers for the Metropolitan Police arrested a man in his 20s today after a homemade explosive was allegedly posted to a home in London

Police were called shortly after 9am on Thursday to reports of a suspicious package in Cricklewood. Specialist officers attended and secured what was assessed to be a small improvised explosive device.

Police have confirmed that there is no risk to the local community. 

In a statement, the Met Police said: ‘The arrest relates to a suspicious package received via post at a residential address in north London.

‘Police were called shortly after 9.10am on Thursday to reports of a suspicious package in Cricklewood.

‘Specialist officers attended and made safe what was assessed to be a small improvised explosive device.’ 

Enquiries are ongoing.

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