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London: Parsons Green Tube station 'explosion': Injuries reported

Lynsey_ADMIN_Lynsey_ADMIN_ Administrator
edited September 2017 in Terror

 

The station is located in the residential district of Parsons Green in Fulham, a high-end real estate area of Greater London.

The west London station where an explosion has left many injured is close to the district of Chelsea, north of the Thames.

The underground station of Parsons Green is on the Wimbledon branch of the District line, which connects Earl's Court to Wimbledon.

It is less than two miles away from Hammersmith, an area known for being West London's biggest business hub.

http://news.sky.com/story/london-tube-blast-where-is-parsons-green-11036271


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  • Police investigate 'blast' on London Tube at Parsons Green

    Police are investigating an incident on a London Underground train, amid reports of an explosion.

    The blast left a number of passengers with facial burns, it has been reported.

    Scotland Yard said it was aware of the incident at Parsons Green station on the District Line, near Fulham, in south west London, and officers were in attendance, including counter-terror forces.

    Around 50 firefighters from a number of stations, including Wandsworth, Chelsea and Hammersmith, are at the scene.

    The ambulance service said it had sent a hazardous area response team to the incident.

    http://news.sky.com/story/police-investigate-explosion-on-london-tube-11036235


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  • 11:02

    Counter terror officers are now on the scene at Parsons Green

    10:58

    Image of train fire

    Pictures have emerged of a small fire on a train carriage, which is expected to form part of the police investigation.

    Sky News cannot yet verify these images but have seen the same scene from different angles. Picture credit: Sylvain Pennec

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  • ✔@metpoliceuk

    Emergency Services are still at Parsons Green tube station. We continue to ask Londoners to avoid the area. More info as and when verified

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  •  Second bomb at Parsons Green - reports

    THERE is a possible second bomb at Parsons Green, according to reports.

    Authorities are said to be deactivating a second device found at the scene where several commuters were injured after an explosion.

    Met police refused to comment, saying there was “an incident” at the London tube station.

    http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/854509/London-tube-explosion-Parsons-Green-terror-bomb-explosion

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  • 11:51

    London mayor: We will never be intimidated by terrorism

    London mayor Sadiq Khan has released a statement. He says: "The Metropolitan Police have confirmed that the explosion on a train at Parsons Green Station this morning is being treated as terrorism.

    "Our city utterly condemns the hideous individuals who attempt to use terror to harm us and destroy our way of life.

    "As London has proven again and again, we will never be intimidated or defeated by terrorism.

    "I am in close contact with the Metropolitan Police Service, Transport for London, Government and other emergency services who are responding at the scene and leading the investigation.

    "I will be attending the emergency COBRA meeting in Whitehall this afternoon with the Prime Minister.

    "My sincere gratitude goes to all our courageous emergency responders and the Transport for London staff who were first on the scene.

    "I urge all Londoners to remain calm and vigilant, and to check Transport for London's website for travel advice."

    11:46

    'It looked home-made'

    Sylvain Pennec, a software developer from Southfields, near Wimbledon, who took images of the bucket, said: "I heard a boom and when I looked there were flames all around.

    "People started to run but we were lucky to be stopping at Parsons Green as the door started to open."

    He described what "looked like a bucket of mayonnaise", adding: "I'm not sure if it was a chemical reaction or something else, but it looked home-made."

    "I'm not an expert though."

    11:43

    'Chemical smell on train'

    Chris Wildish, a passenger on the train, tells Sky News: “A chemical smell came from the train and then a stampede followed as people ran."

    He described an item on the train as a "white builder's bucket" with flames coming from it, wires hanging from it and emitting a strong smell of chemicals.

    He added: "A chemical smell more than a burning smell.”

    Mr Wildish said he saw "lots of burns", adding: "Lots of people burnt, singed hairs and then there were quite a few people who had injuries from falling, trying to get off the train. 

    “I saw some very distressed children. Very distressed ladies and one, slightly older gentleman, had very bad burns around his face.”

    Mr Wildish described the emergency services as "superb".

    "The first teams were there within minutes," he said.

    "Then we saw some firemen arriving and special ops arrived shortly after and took control very, very quickly.”

    “We kind of stood around the platform for a while, not knowing what to do or what was going on.

    "It’s a long train so the people at the top of the train wouldn’t necessarily have known what was going on on the back.”

    “The second thing is when there was a notice to leave the station, the crush for the stairs was pretty heavy because it’s a relatively narrow staircase and you've got a train full of people plus those waiting to get on.”


    http://news.sky.com/story/live-explosion-at-parsons-green-station-reports-11036238

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  • UK terror threat raised from severe to critical


    The elevated terror threat level comes as Scotland Yard says it is "chasing down suspects" after the attack.

    The UK's terror threat level has been raised from severe to critical, indicating a further attack may be imminent.

    Theresa May said the decision follows an explosion on a Tube train in west London, which injured 29 people.

    Islamic State says a "detachment" of the terror group was behind the attack at Parsons Green station at the height of Friday morning's rush hour.

    Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley has said police are "chasing down suspects" - but warned it is routine for IS to say they carried out attacks irrespective of whether they were involved or not.

    http://news.sky.com/story/uk-terror-threat-raised-from-severe-to-critical-11037366

    "Before you embark on a Journey of Revenge, Dig Two Graves" Confucius (504 bc)
    “The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis.”
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  • Hunt for London terrorist who injured at least 29 people by planting home-made explosive fitted with timer on packed Tube train as jubilant ISIS claim it was carried out by cell of THREE jihadis


    British police are today hunting for the 'bucket bomber' who tried to blow up a rush hour Tube train and injured 29 people - but Donald Trump say the terror suspect was already in Scotland Yard's 'sights' before the attack. The crude IED could have killed dozens but failed to properly detonate and sent a 'wall of fire' through the carriage at Parsons Green Station injuring at least 22 people including a ten-year-old boy. Today officers are hunting for the bomber - and a potential cell - amid claims the terror suspect is armed with knives and may have left other devices. Terrified passengers were seen covered in blood with scorched hands, legs, faces and hair - others suffered crush injuries during a 'human stampede' as they 'ran for their lives' in west London at 8.20am. But the US President has sparked a diplomatic row after tweeting: 'Another attack in London by a loser terrorist and saying police should be 'more proactive'. Washington and London found themselves at loggerheads after the Manchester terror attack when US officials named the suicide bomber as Salman Abedi when police refused to say.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4887032/Explosion-underground-train-south-London.html


    "Before you embark on a Journey of Revenge, Dig Two Graves" Confucius (504 bc)
    “The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis.”
    "If angry, count to ten. This will give you time to find a weapon." - Will Spencer
  • Hunt for Tube bomb suspects as UK terror threat level raised to critical

    Scotland Yard says it is "chasing down suspects" as a huge security operation is under way after the Parsons Green Tube bombing.

    A hunt is under way for the suspects behind the Parsons Green Tube bomb, as the UK's terror threat is raised to its highest level.

    Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley has said police are "chasing down suspects" after the explosion of an improvised explosive device on the train in west London, which injured 29 people.

    The Prime Minister announced the UK's terror threat level had been raised to its highest level of critical, which means an attack is expected imminently.

    http://news.sky.com/story/manhunt-for-parsons-green-bomber-as-uk-terror-threat-level-raised-to-critical-11037727

    "Before you embark on a Journey of Revenge, Dig Two Graves" Confucius (504 bc)
    “The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis.”
    "If angry, count to ten. This will give you time to find a weapon." - Will Spencer
  • 'Significant' arrest over Parsons Green Tube train bombing


     

    An 18-year-old man has been arrested in connection with the Parsons Green Tube bombing that left 30 people injured.

    Metropolitan Police Deputy Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu described the arrest in Dover, Kent, as "significant", but added: "Although we are pleased with the progress made, this investigation continues and the threat level remains at critical."

    The teenager was held on suspicion of a terror offence in the port area of the town, which is the busiest ferry hub in Europe and serves as a commercial gateway to the French coast.


    http://news.sky.com/story/man-arrested-over-parsons-green-tube-train-bombing-11037838

    "Before you embark on a Journey of Revenge, Dig Two Graves" Confucius (504 bc)
    “The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis.”
    "If angry, count to ten. This will give you time to find a weapon." - Will Spencer
  • Parsons Green bombing: Foster couple's home in Surrey searched by terror police

    The elderly pair were given MBEs in 2010 for their work with child refugees, as police investigate the Parsons Green bombing.

    A home in Surrey searched by anti-terror police investigating the Parsons Green bombing is owned by an elderly foster couple honoured for their work with child refugees.

    The property is registered to Ronald Jones, 88, and his 71-year-old wife Penelope, who were awarded MBEs in the 2009 New Year's Honours List for services to children and families.

    The search at the well-respected couple's house in Cavendish Road in Sunbury-on-Thames follows the "very significant arrest" of an 18-year-old in Dover.

    No further arrests have been made.

    http://news.sky.com/story/police-operation-in-surrey-after-parsons-green-11038383


    "Before you embark on a Journey of Revenge, Dig Two Graves" Confucius (504 bc)
    “The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis.”
    "If angry, count to ten. This will give you time to find a weapon." - Will Spencer
  • Dramatic moment Syrian refugee, 21, is pinned to a wall by police outside a takeaway as he becomes second man to be arrested over Parsons Green 'bucket bomb'


    Yahya Faroukh, 21, was taken into the home of Penelope and Ronald Jones in Sunbury-on-Thames, SurreyHe had been placed with the Joneses after reaching Britain in 2013 from Al Harah near Damascus, SyriaPolice swooped on the foster carers' house and a home opposite Heathrow airport where Faroukh livesFootage shows him being restrained by officers after a minor struggle outside a chicken shop in HounslowThe first suspect arrested, an 18-year-old, is also believed to have lived under Mr and Mrs Jones foster careAt least 30 people were injured in the Parsons Green bomb on the London Underground on Friday morning Home Secretary Amber Rudd announced yesterday that the terror threat level has been reduced to 'severe'

    This is the moment a Syrian refugee raised by a loving British foster family was pinned to a wall by police as he was arrested over the Parsons Green 'bucket bomb'.

    Yahya Faroukh, 21, was showered with love by Penelope and Ronald Jones at their property in Surrey, which is believed to have also been home to the first suspect to be arrested, an 18-year-old boy.

    On Sunday police searched the Jones' home along with an address at Heathrow that Faroukh moved to a few months ago, after he was arrested in west London.

    Footage taken outside Aladdins chicken shop in Hounslow shows him being detained after a short struggle with counter-terrorism office. 

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4893510/Syrian-Heathrow-home-raided-Parsons-Green.html


    "Before you embark on a Journey of Revenge, Dig Two Graves" Confucius (504 bc)
    “The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis.”
    "If angry, count to ten. This will give you time to find a weapon." - Will Spencer
  • Lynsey_ADMIN_Lynsey_ADMIN_ Administrator

    'If we had known, we could have stopped him': Devastated foster parents who took Parsons Green bomber in slam social services for not telling them about his ISIS past

    • Ron and Penny Jones spent 47 years taking care of almost 270 foster children 
    • In April 2016 they were asked to care for 16-year-old Iraqi, Ahmed Hassan 
    • The couple bought the youngster halal meat and even showed him a mosque
    • Despite their love and care, Hassan devoted  himself to 'hating' Britain  

    As a foster couple for 47 years, Ron and Penny Jones knew the little touches to help a troubled, frightened child feel just that little bit more comfortable when arriving in their home.

    A night light to chase away the scary shadows for the little ones. A treasured photograph on a bedside table for the older ones. Knowing when to comfort and when to hold back. When to scold and when to hug. They were skills that could not be taught – they came from experience, empathy and love.

    So when Ahmed Hassan, who said he was a 16-year-old Iraqi refugee with a terrible past, came under their care in April 2016, naturally they did everything they could to make him feel welcome and secure.

    They bought him halal meat, they showed him the local mosque. They even asked his permission before putting up Christmas decorations. And gradually he seemed to blossom into a loving, lovable young lad.

    Mrs Jones, a 71-year-old former prison worker, remembers: ‘He’d always told us his parents were dead. His mum was killed in the crossfire during the hunt for Saddam Hussein and his dad’s taxi was blown up in front of him, and he was captured by IS.

    ‘He had an awful mark on his arm, a tattoo with numbers, which he kept picking at and cutting, and trying to get rid of, which he said was where he was branded by IS. At first he was very quiet and wouldn’t come and join us, he would just sit in his bedroom. We said, “How are you going to get better if you’re sitting up here on your own all the time?” Then he started coming down, watching football and things.

    ‘He seemed like the loveliest boy we could have asked for – he was polite, helpful. He was as good as gold.’

    Her husband, an 89-year-old former warehouse worker, agrees: ‘He seemed a great lad. I’d only have to say, “Ahmed, could you give us a hand with this?” and he was there. We used to tease each other and muck about.’ On their 48th wedding anniversary, he gave his foster carers a card saying: ‘You are now my English parents.’

    Yet behind the mask, the quiet, polite teenager was a would-be IS assassin who saw it as his ‘duty’ to hate Britain.


    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5511489/Parsons-Green-foster-parents-speak-out.html
    "Before you embark on a Journey of Revenge, Dig Two Graves" Confucius (504 bc)
    “The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis.”
    "If angry, count to ten. This will give you time to find a weapon." - Will Spencer
  • Lynsey_ADMIN_Lynsey_ADMIN_ Administrator

    Did tube bomber slip through the net? The repeated warnings over 'angry' teenager's radical ideas

    Ahmed Hassan admitted he was trained to kill by Islamic State shortly after he arrived in Britain, yet managed to keep his bomb plot secret from authorities.

    The 18-year-old asylum seeker had already come to the attention of Home Office officials, the anti-terrorism Prevent organisation, social workers, mental health professionals and charities.

    Long before he set about making a home-made bomb, there were signs he was depressed, unstable, radicalised and bent on revenge on Britain for the death of his father, the court heard.

    In January 2016, three months after arriving in Britain illegally, he told Home Office officials he was recruited by ISIS and forced to train with them.

    Hassan is pictured in his bedroom at the foster home where he plotted his planned massacre

    Hassan is pictured in his bedroom at the foster home where he plotted his planned massacre

    In the summer of 2016, Ms Cable saw a WhatsApp message on Hassan's phone saying: 'IS has accepted your donation.'

    She was so concerned that she contacted a civilian worker at the anti-terrorism Prevent organisation to report it.

    She said he had talked about Tony Blair and expressed 'anger' at events in Iraq.

    'I believe the anger was very clear. He referred to being angry several times,' she said.

    In the days before the bombing, Ms Cable said she was worried about his mental state. 

    Hassan scrawled bored bored bored on his bedroom door on the summer he built the bomb
    +18

    Hassan scrawled 'bored, bored, bored' on his bedroom door on the summer he built the bomb

    Surrey County Council today admitted that their anti-radicalisation strategy was not up to scratch after Hassan claimed he had been trained by ISIS during his Home Office interview in January 2016.

    A Surrey County Council spokesman said: 'This was a difficult case in tough circumstances.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5511489/Parsons-Green-foster-parents-speak-out.html
    "Before you embark on a Journey of Revenge, Dig Two Graves" Confucius (504 bc)
    “The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis.”
    "If angry, count to ten. This will give you time to find a weapon." - Will Spencer
  • Lynsey_ADMIN_Lynsey_ADMIN_ Administrator

    Parsons Green Tube bomber Ahmed Hassan sentenced to Life in Prison, with a minimum of 34 years


    The latest from the Old Bailey as teenager Ahmed Hassan learns his fate after planting a bomb on a packed rush hour train.
    • Ahmed Hassan being sentenced for Parsons Green bombing
    • Rush hour Tube blast in September left 30 people injured
    • Jury unanimously found 18-year-old guilty of attempted murder earlier this month

    Ahmed Hassan sentenced to life in prison with a minimum term of 34 years #ParsonsGreen

    Judge: No doubt you are a very dangerous and devious individual ...using military efficiency while pretending to be a model asylum seeker. #ParsonsGreen

    Judge: Satisfied that the offence of attempted murder was an act of terrorism. #ParsonsGreen

    Judge . You led led a double life for almost two years....well behaved and bright student...who cynically exploited the naivity of the system and those who looked after you. #ParsonsGreen

    Judge: Satisfied you were driven and motivated by the mindset of Isis and deep seated hatred of this country, the death of your father and anger at continuing bombing in Iraq. #ParsonsGreen

    https://news.sky.com/story/live-parsons-green-tube-bomber-ahmed-hassan-sentenced-11301014

    "Before you embark on a Journey of Revenge, Dig Two Graves" Confucius (504 bc)
    “The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis.”
    "If angry, count to ten. This will give you time to find a weapon." - Will Spencer
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