Sixth Arrest Made by London Police in Parsons Green Bomb Investigation at ‘Refugee Housing’

DAILY MAIL ONLINE – DARREN BOYLE, RICHARD SPILLETT AND TOM BEDFORD 

An Iraqi painter-decorator who was first in the latest wave of arrests by anti-terror police investigating the Parsons Green tube bombing has been pictured for the first time.

Mahdi Ramadi, known as Bilal, has been named locally as the first of three men detained in Newport, south Wales this week, with witnesses saying he smiled when police moved in to arrest him.

Six people are now in custody as detectives attempt to find out who planted the homemade bomb which injured 30 when it failed to properly detonate on the district line train last Friday.

The latest arrest came when officers detained a 17-year-old boy was made in Thornton Heath, south London, last night.

Forensics experts are scouring a three-storey house in the suburb this morning, which neighbours say houses asylum seekers being dealt with by the Home Office.

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