Teenager Charged with Parsons Green Tube Attack

Ahmed Hassan from Sunbury was arrested in Dover on Saturday

An 18-year-old man has appeared in court this Friday afternoon (22 September) charged with causing the explosion on a tube train at Parsons Green.

Ahmed Hassan of Sunbury, Surrey, appeared at Westminter Magistrates Court after being arrest in Dover, Kent on Saturday morning.

He didn't speak other than to confirm his name and address. Deputy chief magistrate Tan Ikram has sent his case to be heard at the Old Bailey on 13 October.

Two men aged 25 and 30 and one youth aged 17 remain in custody under section 41 of the Terrorism Act in connection with the investigation, which is being carried out by officers from the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command.

The charge against Mr Hassan reads, "On 15 September 2017 within the jurisdiction of the Central Criminal Court attempted to murder persons travelling on a District Line Train from Wimbledon, contrary to section 1(1) Criminal Attempts Act 1981
On 15 September 2017 within the jurisdiction of the Central Criminal Court maliciously caused by triacetone triperoxide (TATP) or other explosive substance and explosion of a nature likely to endanger life or to cause serious injury to property, contrary to section 2 Explosive Substances Act 1883."

Two men aged 48 and 21 – were released from police custody on Thursday with no further action to be taken against them. The older man had been detained in Newport with a man who remains in custory and the younger was arrested outside a fried chicken shop in Hounslow.

Searches are ongoing at one address in Surrey and two in Newport, Wales. The other searches have been completed.

The arrests in Newport were carried out by officers from the Met's Counter Terrorism Command, supported by colleagues from Gwent Police and the Welsh Extremism and Counter Terrorism Unit (WECTU).

September 22, 2017