A terror alert was issued in London after two home-made explosive devices were found at a disused flat in north of the town.
Police were called to an address in Harlesten, Craven Park, at 9.34am on Wednesday. The address in Craven Park has not previously being linked with suspicions of terrorism. The block of flats was evacuated and local roads closed while specialist officers assessed the devices.The UK’s threat level from terrorism is at severe, meaning an attack is highly likely.
British authorities already have stepped up efforts to make it harder to buy bomb-related materials in shops and via the internet. “I also want to reassure the local community that we have carried out precautionary searches in the surrounding area to make sure there was nothing else of a similar nature nearby, which I’m pleased to confirm is the case,” Chief Superintendent Simon Rose, of the Met’s northwest command unit, said. A 48-year-old man was arrested in connection to the discovery. Police say detectives do not believe the suspect has links to any terrorist organizations and say there is no ongoing threat to public safety posed by the incident. Both items were taken for forensic examination. The Met's counter terrorism would be leading the investigation.