London : The British police arrested a second man in connection with the bombing on a London Underground train that wounded 30 people, with the UK home secretary saying the new arrest suggests the attacker was not a “lone wolf”.
Scotland Yard’s Counter-Terrorism Command investigating the Friday attack claimed by the Islamic State group arrested the 21-year-old from Hounslow in west London late last night.
Earlier on Saturday, an 18-year-old man was arrested in the port area of Dover. None of the suspects have been named. Both suspects were being held under the UK’s Terrorism Act and being questioned at a south London police station, reports PTI.
“But as this unfolds and as we do our investigations, we will make sure we find out how he was radicalised if we can,” she said.
The minister also denied US President Donald Trump had received any leaked security information when he tweeted about the terror attack.
Trump’s tweet read: “Another attack in London by a loser terrorist. These are sick and demented people who were in the sights of Scotland Yard. Must be proactive!”
Rudd added her voice to British Prime Minister Theresa May’s rebuke to Trump on the matter: “It’s never helpful to have speculation about an ongoing operation, and I would include the President of the United States in that comment. “It is pure speculation, absolutely.”