Two suspected BOMBS found in empty London flat

reports that bombs have been found in an unoccupied North-West London apartment. Counter-terror police units have responded to the scene.

Initial assessment was that they were both improvised explosive devices (IEDs).


A Man arrested by Counter Terrorism officers investigating devices found at an address in Harlesden.


The 48-year-old man was arrested at a residential address in north London on Thursday, 22 November on suspicion of an offence contrary to section 4 Explosives Substances Act 1883.


Police were called to an address in Craven Park, NW10 at 09:34hrs on Wednesday, 21 November to reports of two suspicious devices found in an unoccupied flat which was in the process of being refurbished.


As a precaution, the block of flats was evacuated and local road closures put in place whilst the two devices are recovered from the flat and are now undergoing further forensic examination..

Chief Superintendent Simon Rose, North West Command Unit said: 

“I’d like to thank local residents in the area for their patience and understanding whilst we dealt with this incident today. The public’s safety is our top priority, and I would like to pay tribute to the specialist officers who attended and were able to safely recover the devices.


“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.


“The next stage is to investigate how and why the two devices came to be in this flat and detectives from the Counter Terrorism Command will be leading this. I would ask anyone who might have information that could assist us to get in touch, either by calling 0800 789 321 or by calling Crimestoppers, which is completely anonymous.”


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