Man arrested in connection with July 21 London bomb attempts

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Friday, July 22, 2005

Scotland Yard says the arrest took place at a residence in Stockwell, south London and was "part of the investigation into the incidents of July 21st." The man is being held at Paddington Green police station under the Prevention of Terrorism Act. Officials will not comment on whether the suspect was one of the four whose pictures were released after being caught by CCTV camera's.

Just after 6pm BST police arrested a man at the Snow Hill rail station in Birmingham under Section 44 of the Terrorism Act. The station was evacuated and cordoned off because of two suspicious suitcases found at the station. The suitcases were examined and later found not to contain explosives. The BBC reports that the man who was arrested will not be facing charges.

Snow Hill station re-opened at around 8pm BST.