‘Crude’ bucket bomb made with fairy lights could have killed DOZENS say experts as police reveal 21/7-style device failed to properly detonate
- Pictures of device appear to show builder’s bucket with fairy lights hanging out
- Terrorists have attempted to use such lights as detonators to bombs before
- Experts say explosive appears ‘unsophisticated’ and probably failed to go off
- Device is said to have had a timer, meaning the bomber may have left the train
- 22 injured when the detonator went off, but it is though explosives didn’t ignite
Explosives experts say the Parsons Green bomb could have killed dozens if it had properly detonated at rush-hour this morning.
Anti-terror police are now examining the bucket bomb which failed to fully go off on a tube train in west London as they try to track down the bomber.
Photos of the explosive show a large builder’s tub – believed be packed with explosives – inside a Lidl coolbag, with a string of Christmas tree lights, thought to have been a crude detonator, hanging over the top.
Officers compared the device to those used in the failed 21/7 bombings, in which jihadis attempted to blow up tube trains. In that case, the bombs’ detonators went off but the explosives themselves were not ignited.