24/10/2005

Police continue to question London bomb suspect

Police are continuing to question a man arrested at the weekend in connection with the July 7 London bombings.

Imran Patel, 27, from Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, was arrested on Saturday, following a tip-off from the 'News of the World', the Metropolitan Police confirmed.

Anti-terrorist police have also been conducting searches of two addresses in the Dewsbury area - one of which is understood to be Mr Patel's home - in connection with the ongoing investigation.

Mr Patel was arrested on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism. Police will be able to question him until Thursday.

Fifty-two people were killed in the July 7 bomb attacks, carried out on three Tube trains – at Russell Square, Aldgate and Edgeware Road Tube stations – and a bus in Tavistock Square.

The group of four bombers - Mohammad Sadique Khan, Shehzad Tanweer, Jermaine Lindsay and Hasib Hussain - also died in the explosions.

Several other people have been arrested in connection with the July 7 bombings, but no one has been charged.

(KMcA/SP)

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