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Police given more time to question two men over Parsons Green bombing

Police have been given more time to question two men arrested by counter-terrorism officers investigating the Parsons Green bombing.

A 21-year-old, identified by his employers as Yahyah Farroukh, was arrested after he finished his shift at a fried chicken shop in Hounslow, west London on Saturday night as part of the probe into Friday’s attack.

According to his Facebook profile, Farroukh is originally from Damascus and is living in London, having studied English at West Thames College.

An 18-year-old is also in police custody for questioning. He was detained on Saturday morning in the departure area of Dover ferry port, which is the busiest ferry hub in Europe and a gateway to the French coast.

Thirty people were injured when the improvised device exploded during Friday morning rush hour at Parsons Green Tube station, with all but one now discharged from hospital.

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