Hopefully they do end up catching them….
Scotland Yard say they’re ‘chasing down suspects’ after public send them dozens of photos of the ‘crude’ bucket bomb that could have killed dozens but FAILED to 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
- 29 injured when the detonator went off, but it is though explosives didn’t ignite
- Met Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said officers ‘trawling through CCTV’
- At least 77 images and videos of the scene sent from public to the police
Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley has said ‘hundreds’ of officers are currently ‘trawling through CCTV’ in a desperate bid to close in on the ‘suspects’ involved in the Parsons Green bomb.
Rowley said Met Police had embarked on a complex investigation and while the device had now been safely defused, his officers were also starting to examine some of the pictures sent in from witnesses at the scene.
The Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner told reporters: ‘We are making excellent progress at the moment as we pursue our lines of inquiry to identify, locate and arrest those responsible.
‘We have hundreds of police officers trawling through CCTV footage, detectives have spoken to tens of witnesses and we have taken a large number of calls from to the hotline… for members of the public.
‘Indeed members of the public have sent in so far 77 images and videos of the scene… which are now being assessed for evidential value.’
It comes after Theresa May raised Britain’s terror threat level from critical to severe, meaning another attack on the public could be imminent.
More armed police will be deployed to the streets while soldiers will take over a number of security functions such as manning power stations.
Meanwhile he confirmed the improvised explosive of the device has now been made safe and has now been taken away for special forensic examination.