Terror threat downgraded to 'severe' after Parsons Green bomb arrests

Emergency services attend the scene following a blast on an underground train at Parsons Green station in West London

The Home Secretary said police have made "good progress" with their investigation.

It also follows the arrest of an 18-year-old at the Port of Dover and a 21-year-old in Hounslow, West London.

British Home Secretary Amber Rudd has described Saturday's arrest of an 18-year-old man in Dover, in connection with a train bombing a day earlier as very significant.

The second arrest comes after an 18-year-old - the youngest to be arrested over a terror attack in the United Kingdom - was quizzed by cops after he was seized in Dover.

She went on to call the claim "pure speculation", and said the information is not a leak from Britain. "We have no evidence to suggest that yet".

In a statement Met Police Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said: "The high pace and rapid progress of this investigation is continuing".

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Two men are now in custody for possible roles in the bombing attack on a rush-hour subway train Friday that injured 29 people in London.

Five hours later, armed police raided a home in posh Sunbury-on-Thames that belongs to Ron and Penny Jones, who received an MBE in 2009 for fostering hundreds of kids. As many as 60 homes in the area were temporarily evacuated as a precaution, police said.

Close friends say the couple had a problematic foster child who they claim was arrested two weeks ago over an unrelated incident.

Thirty people were injured in the explosion, none of them seriously, in the wake of the subway blast, prompting the police to stage a massive hunt for those who are responsible for the fifth terrorist attack in the country over the past six months.

The first suspect was arrested at around 7.50am, in the port which is the busiest ferry hub in Europe and serves as a commercial gateway to the French coast, including Calais and Dunkirk.

He told the Press Association: "One thing I understand is that he was an Iraqi refugee who came here aged 15 - his parents died in Iraq".

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