Breaking news from London. In their chase for the terror suspect responsible for the hideous attack on a metro yesterday in which 32 people were injured, the Metropolitan police have released a statement just a few minutes ago that an 18-year-old suspect has been arrested in the coastal town of Dover.
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The report states that the suspect was arrested in the port area of Dover (which is the crossing town for the ferry to the European mainland) just now by Kent Police and that he is being held at a local station. The spokesman for the Metropolitan Police, Deputy Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu stated the arrest was very "significant"
Mr. Neil Basu: 'We have made a significant arrest in our investigation this morning. Although we are pleased with the progress made, this investigation continues and the threat level remains at critical. This arrest will lead to more activity from our officers. For strong investigative reasons we will not give any more details on the man, we arrested at this stage. The public should remain vigilant as our staff, officers and partners continue to work through this complex investigation. We are not, at this time, changing our protective security measures and the steps taken to free up extra armed officers remain in place.'
No further information was released as to the identity of the suspect.
Meanwhile, Londoners are seeing a new reality as from this morning. Their streets are full of military and armed police forces. The Prime Minister Theresa May has upped the terror level to the highest state, meaning that at this point the military will assist the police for all patrolling actions and police forces are armed at all time.
From across the middle east, the death cult known as Islamic State group has now claimed responsibility for the west London attack of yesterday, saying one of their “soldiers” had “planted IEDs”.