LONDON TUBE EXPLOSION: First photos of homemade bomb used in Parsons Green terror attack


Incarnations show the white, bucket-type container inside a Lidl bag with wires hold the phone from it after terror unfolded on the packed London tube educate just after 8am this morning. 

The photos show the bucket restraining a black cloth still burning inside the London Underground tube freightage with passengers’ bags scattered across the carriage after commuters fled in fright. 

A string of fairy lights, thought to have been used as a blunt detonator, can be seen hanging over the top of the bucket.

More than 20 human being were injured with many suffering with facial squanders, as other recalled a “flash and a bang” as the bag exploded. 

Commuters say a white cannister exploded, with one whisper a “fireball flew down the carriage”.  


London tube explosion Warble

Pictures of the explosive device on the London tube have emerged

Flames were still disappoint a amount to out of it when I saw it and had a lot of wires hanging out of it

Chris Wildish, eyewitness

Others write up a “strong smell of chemicals” coming from the bag.

Officers compared the colophon to those used in the failed 21/7 bombings, in which jihadis essayed to blow up tube trains. In that case, the bombs’ detonators fitted off but the explosives themselves were not ignited. 

It comes as Assistant Commissioner Account succeed Rowley said the Parsons Green explosion was caused by the detonation of an jury-rigged explosive device.

Deputy Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu, the chief national coordinator for CT policing, declared it a terrorist incident and added: “At furnish we are aware of a number of people who have suffered injuries.”

Chris Wildish, who was on the line, said he saw a “device” in the last carriage.

He told 5live: “It was a white scuttle, a builder’s bucket, in a white Aldi bag or Lidl bag.

Bucket bomb PA

The bucket bomb was peaceful on light surrounded by passenger’s discarded bags

“Flames were flat coming out of it when I saw it and had a lot of wires hanging out of it – I can only assume it was done on intent.

“It was standing against the door of the rear-most carriage.”

Bomb expert Chris Tracker, who advised the Government’s Cobra committee after both the 7/7 and 21/7 London panic attacks, said the detonator itself would have been a heinous explosive and enough to create a small explosion in itself.

He added: “We don’t must lots of information yet but I would say this was a failed high explosive colophon.

“It sounds very much like there was a detonation but it also seems appreciate perhaps some of the main explosive detonated but much of it remained dull. 

“But even if the main charge  didn’t go off the detonator itself is still a ear-splitting explosive.”

Reports suggest the device also had a time ticker. 

Act as agent for c demand on SkyNews Major General Chip Chapman, former head of counter-terrorism at the Clergywomen of Defence, agreed the improvised explosive device behind the blast had phfted.

He said: “It seem to me that this bomb, assuming it was some category of bomb, malfunctioned cause mixing chemicals and detonating can be quite problematical.”

The bucket bomb – or at least it’s detonator – exploded packed commuter Tube Baby-talk choo-choo at Parsons Green, London, this morning leaving many hurt in what police have confirmed is a terror attack. 

The explosion disconcerted the District Line Tube train at Parsons Green station, in west London.

Parsons Green device Peeping

Wires hang from the bucket in a Lidl bag

The London Ambulance Repair has confirmed 18 people were rushed to hospital. None of them are ruminating to have life-threatening conditions. 

Sylvain Pennec, a software developer from Southfields, approach Wimbledon, was around 10 metres from the source of the explosion when US walking papers filled the carriage.

He said: “I heard a boom and when I looked there were flames all enveloping,” he said. “People started to run but we were lucky to be stopping at Parsons Raw as the door started to open.”

He described the scene of panic as commuters contested to escape the carriage, “collapsing and pushing” each other.

Mr Pennec stayed behind to view as a closer look at what he believed was the source of the explosion.

He added: “It looked like a bucket of mayonnaise.

“I’m not sure if it was a chemical counteraction or something else, but it looked home made. I’m not an expert though.”

The Old Bill confirmed they are investigating as terror-related as counter-terror officers scrambled to the display. 

Scotland Yard said: “Police were called at approximately 08:20hrs on Friday, 15 September to Parsons Inexperienced Underground Station following reports of an incident on a Tube train.

A armed British police officer walks through the carriage of a London underground tube carriage at Parsons Green EPA

A armed British patrol officer walks through the carriage of a London underground tube posture

“Officers from the Metropolitan Police Service and British Transport The Old Bill are in attendance along with the London Fire Brigade and London Ambulance Benefit.

“We would advise people to avoid the area.”

Mick Cash, common secretary of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union,added: “The incident represents once again that Tube staff are the first responders in difficulty situations and the clear need for safety and security to remain the number one prerogative and for the resources and staffing to be in place to deal with all eventualities.”

London is high severe terror alert. 

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