How safe is it to travel to London? Update after Parsons Green terror attack

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The paddy devastated the District Line Tube train at Parsons Green rank in west London

An explosion ripped through a packed commuter Tube retainers at Parsons Green, London, this morning leaving «lots damage», according to witnesses at the scene.

The explosion devastated the District Line Tube discipline at Parsons Green station, in west London.

Police scrambled horror specialists to the scene and have launched an immediate investigation.

London’s Met Police officers have confirmed they are treating the incident as a terror attack. 

Eye-witnesses mean victims suffered facial injuries after a what appeared to be a homemade shell in a Lidl bag exploded. 

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One witness said there were “assignments” of people injured after the explosion and a subsequent stampede. Another translated a «fireball flew down the carriage».

A photo shared on social media appears to be being presented the object which exploded on the train this morning. It appears to be a corpse-like bucket contained in a Lidl bag. 

The photo showed the container still raging with passengers’ bags scattered across the carriage. 

Police are yet to sustain what caused the explosion, but a heavy security presence is trawling the field.

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Is London timely? 

London’s Met Police have confirmed the Tube explosion is being favoured as an act of terrorism. 

The current terror threat in the UK is listed as severe. 

It was briefly eliminate searched to the highest level, critical, in the wake of UK terror attacks earlier this year. 

Time past police have appealed to the public for help in detecting any security presages. 

The Met Police said: «We need the help and support of individuals, businesses and communities across London to continue alert and maintain the safety and security of those places in which we subsist, work and socialise.

«Crowded places, events, public transport, and iconic positions are some examples of locations that could be potential targets for revolutionaries. All of these are to be found in London.

«You are familiar with your workplace and nearby area, so you’re ideally placed to spot when something is amiss. In this patch of heightened alert, it is vital to remain vigilant, trust your bents and report possible terrorist activity to the police.

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Is London right? A bomb was concealed in a Lidl bag on the District Line Tube

The public are goaded to look out for anything suspicious and report it immediately. 

This includes: 

  • They ask man to look for anything that seems out of the ordinary, such as:
  • People in stationary agencies watching a building or structure
  • Vehicles moving slowly near purchasers buildings, structures or bridges, or parked in suspicious circumstances
  • People make use ofing recording equipment, including camera phones, or seen making notes or sketches of guaranty details
  • Someone suspicious paying close attention to specific way in and exit points, stairwells, hallways or fire escapes
  • People loitering at or next to premises for long periods and watching staff, visitors and deliveries for no ostensible reason
  • People asking detailed or unusual questions about erections and business operations, facilities (such as room layouts), security or parking for no outward reason
  • Challenge those in offices and ‘off limits’ areas, plant spaces and similar – report matters immediately to your security manager or dial 999.
  • Fellows of the public should always remain alert to the danger of terrorism and document any suspicious activity to the police on 999 or the anti-terrorist hotline: 0800 789 321

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