The resident of a second property being searched in relation to the Parsons Green terrorist attack has links to elderly foster carers whose home was raided Saturday, media sources claim.
The registered addressee at the property in Stanwell, Surrey, has connections to Ronald Jones (MBE), 89, and Penelope Jones (MBE), 71, according to Sky News sources.
The honoured foster carers, who cared for several refugee charges from conflict zones including Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria, had their property in Sunbury-on-Thames raided Saturday in connection with an attack Friday morning on London’s Tube network.
A ‘bucket bomb’ with a timer partially detonated at Parsons Green station injuring around 30 people. Islamic State has claimed responsibility.
On Saturday morning, an 18-year-old was arrested by Kent Police in the port area of Dover, a popular destination for Islamist fighters, people-traffickers, and illegal migrants travelling to and from Calais, France.
Police and forensic teams are examining the Stanwell property following the arrest of a second suspect, a 21-year-old male, late Saturday night in Hounslow, West London. Metropolitan Police confirm the raid in Stanwell was directly linked to the second arrest.
The Joneses, both honoured by the Queen in 2009, have housed 268 children and came out of retirement in response to the migrant crisis.
At least eight of the couple’s foster children have reportedly been refugees, coming from Iraq, Eritrea, Syria, Albania, and Afghanistan, and the elderly couple were believed to have been helping Surrey County Council with a scheme relocating Syrians.
Neighbours of Mr. and Mrs. Jones described one of their foster charges as “awful”, saying the “foreign” 18-year-old had been in trouble with the police and was arrested two weeks ago at Parsons Green for an unknown reason.
“After that Penny said she was going to have to stop caring for him, she couldn’t handle him,” the neighbour said.
There is no suggestion the couple had any knowledge of or were involved in what happened at Parsons Green tube station.
Following the second arrest and the raids in Surrey, the United Kingdom has lowered her threat level from ‘Critical’ to ‘Severe’.