North Greenwich Tube station: Teen arrested under Terror Act

A man was arrested on suspicion of terror offences in Holloway Road this afternoon. It appeared he w

A man was arrested on suspicion of terror offences in Holloway Road this afternoon. It appeared he was detained near the junction with Jackson Road. Picture: James Morris - Credit: Archant

A teenager has been arrested on suspicion of terror offences in connection with the suspicious package that shut down the Jubilee Line in Newham yesterday.

The 19-year-old was tasered as armed police and Counter Terrorism Command confronted him in the street in Holloway Road at 12.20pm today.

He was arrested on suspicion of the commission, preparation and instigation of terrorism acts, under Section 41 of the Terrorism Act 2000, and remains in custody.

The Juiblee Line was closed from Canary Wharf to Stratford for most of the day after a suspicious item was spotted just after 11am yesterday.

Scotland Yard say it is now being forensically examined for evidence, and that “officers are keeping an open mind regarding any possible motive”.

They are not looking for anyone else in connection with the incident.

Police are urging anyone who saw anything suspicious on this particular train or anywhere else to call the Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789 321, in an emergency always call 999.

Most Read

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter