More arrests in Wales after Parsons Green terror attack

  • Video report by ITV News Wales & West of England Correspondent Rupert Evelyn

Detectives investigating the Parsons Green terrorist attack have arrested two more men in a dawn raid in south Wales - taking the total held to five.

A 48-year-old man and a 30-year-old man were arrested around 5.10am in Newport.

It came hours after a 25-year-old man was arrested at a different address in the city. Searches at the two addresses in Newport are ongoing.

Exclusive pictures obtained by ITV News showed the 25-year-old man surrounded by officers on the street after the arrest just after 7pm on Tuesday.

The arrests in Wales come after Friday's explosion in west London left 30 people injured.

An 18-year-old, believed to be the suspected bomber, was arrested at Dover's ferry port on Saturday.

CCTV obtained by ITV News appears to show the suspected bomber on the way to the attack. Credit: ITV News

A 21-year-old, believed to be Yahyah Farroukh, was arrested at a chicken shop in Hounslow, west London, also on Saturday. Both remain in custody.

Farroukh and the suspected bomber are believed to have spent time living with foster parents Penelope and Ronald Jones, aged 71 and 88 respectively, in Sunbury-on-Thames, Surrey.

Yahyah Farroukh, 21, is believed to be one of the two arrested. Credit: Facebook

Commander Dean Haydon, head of the Met Counter Terrorism Command, said: "This continues to be a fast-moving investigation. A significant amount of activity has taken place since the attack on Friday. We now have three men in custody and searches are continuing at four addresses. Detectives are carrying out extensive inquiries to determine the full facts behind the attack.

"We anticipate that the searches will take some days to complete and may cause further disruption. However it is important that we continue with these searches and I'd like to thank all those affected for their support, patience and cooperation."

  • Anyone with information should call the Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789 321