Counter-terrorism officers link suspicious device found in Devon to London Underground incident

  • ITV News video report by Angus Walker

Police have surrounded a house in Devon after finding a suspicious device they believe is linked to an incident on the London Underground earlier this week.

A 200m cordon that was in place has been lifted and residents were evacuated from Tudor Road in Newton Abbot.

Counter-terrorism officers from the Metropolitan Police attended the address as part of enquiries into a controlled detonation which was carried out on a suspicious object at North Greenwich station, close to the O2 complex in south-east London, on Thursday.

A 19-year-old man arrested on Friday in London remains in custody.

Residents have been evacuated from the area and a 200m cordon is in place. Credit: ITV News/Jeff Welch

Devon and Cornwall Police say they were working in conjunction with the Met Police at the scene to deal with the item found there.

The scene on Tudor Road. Credit: ITV News/Jeff Welch