Terror in London: Armed Police Storm Address in Sunbury-on-Thames, Evacuate Premises

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Armed police have stormed an address in Sunbury-on-Thames, Surrey, in connection with the Parsons Green terror bombing.

The Metropolitan Police have issued the following statement:

Police officers have evacuated and are searching a residential address in Sunbury, Surrey.

The evacuation is a precautionary measure following the arrest of a man in Dover, Kent, at approximately 07:50hrs this morning in connection with the investigation into the terrorist attack at Parsons Green Underground Station on Friday, 16 September.

Officers began evacuating the address at approximately 13:40hrs today.

Residents in the buildings immediately surrounding the address are also being evacuated as a precautionary measure.

Cordons are being put in place at a 100 metre radius to facilitate the Metropolitan Police Service’s operation, which is being supported by colleagues from Surrey police.

A search of the address is ongoing and the cordons will remain in place until the operation is complete.

Police would like to thank the local residents directly affected for their cooperation and patience. Local officers are on duty in the immediate area to talk to the community and address any concerns that they may have.

No further arrests have been made.

The raid follows the “very significant” arrest on an 18-year-old suspect near the port area of Dover — a hub for Islamist fighters, people-traffickers, and illegal migrants travelling to and from Calais, France.

This story is developing…

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