The second man arrested by police over the Parsons Green terrorism attack has been named as Yahyah Farroukh.
Pictures showed the 21-year-old man being stopped by officers outside a fried chicken shop in the Hounslow area of west London on Saturday night. Metropolitan police officers were still searching the area on Monday morning.
Officers were also searching an address understood to be Farroukh’s home in nearby Stanwell, in Surrey, only metres from the outer boundaries of Heathrow airport. Farroukh was the second person to be arrested over Friday’s attack; an as-yet unnamed 18-year-old man was stopped by officers near the port of Dover on Friday evening.
According to a Facebook profile thought to belong to Farroukh, he is originally from Damascus, in Syria, and studied English for speakers of other languages at West Thames college, near the Stanwell property. His profile also claims that he worked for an events company in London.
Images of Farroukh on Facebook show him with family members and posing in front of a tourist site in central London. theguardian.com
Iraqi asylum seeker Ahmed Hassan charged with Parsons Green Tube bombing
The Parsons Green terror suspect is accused of buying some of the “key ingredients” for a homemade bucket bomb from Amazon as it emerged he blamed Tony Blair for the devastation in Iraq.
Ahmed Hassan,18, who was made an orphan when his parents were killed in Iraq, is alleged to have created the bomb in his foster parent’s kitchen and filled it with explosives, knives and shrapnel.
He is accused of placing the device on the District Line Tube during rush hour last Friday and leaving it to detonate at Parsons Green with the intention of murdering dozens of passengers.
Westminster Magistrates’ Court heard he is accused of getting off the train one step before at Putney Bridge leaving the bomb to blow up.
Despite the bomb not detonating fully, 30 people were injured by the “fireball” it created.
Mr Hassan, who lived in Sunbury with a couple who have fostered dozens of children over the years, was detained at the Port of Dover last weekend.
“He said he was meeting Yahyah Farrouk, a friend from Syria. He was going to stay with him in Holland,” Mr Ingham added. telegraph.co.uk
Alf Dubs, Baron Dubs: Born in Prague, then in Czechoslovakia, Dubs was one of 669 Czech-resident, mainly Jewish, children saved by English stockbroker Nicholas Winton.
In 2016, Lord Dubs sponsored an amendment to the Immigration Act 2016 to offer unaccompanied refugee children safe passage to Britain amidst the European migrant crisis. Originally rejected by the House of Commons, the amendment was accepted by the government following a second vote in favour by the Lords.
In February 2017, the Home Office abandoned the scheme after accepting 350 out of the planned 3,000 child refugees.
Labour big supporter of Dubs amendment:
“Labour demands a review of Government ending of Dubs Amendment scheme – Abbott”