A former British soldier was the final occupant of an empty flat the place police discovered two home made bombs, in keeping with neighbours.

They mentioned he was a working father in his 40s, who lived alone within the small flat. He moved out a number of weeks in the past.

Counter-terror police arrested a 48-year-old man on suspicion of offences underneath the Explosive Substances Act after the units have been found.

They mentioned they do not imagine the suspect had hyperlinks to any terrorist organisations, nor was there any wider plot.

The person was taken to a south London police station the place he stays in custody.

Forensic investigators proceed to look at the first-floor flat and speaking to neighbours in Harlesden, north London.

It comes after officers have been referred to as to the unoccupied handle in Craven Park, which was within the strategy of being refurbished, on Wednesday morning.

It was thought builders discovered what police described as improvised explosive units throughout refurbishment of the flat on Wednesday morning.

Neighbours have been evacuated and roads closed earlier than the units – considered pipe bombs – have been made secure and eliminated for detailed examination.

Samir Hassan, who lives within the space, mentioned: “The final man to stay there was a tall man…a pleasant man who advised me he was as soon as within the army.

“I used to see him outdoors the constructing the place we might have a cigarette and chat.

“He used to go off to work in his automotive daily and he advised me he had kids, although I did not see them.”

One other resident mentioned the person advised him he had been a particular forces soldier however left the military due to incapacity, although his incapacity was not apparent.

Police have been looking the suspect’s dwelling, which was additionally in north London.

The Metropolitan Police’s counter-terror command has appealed to the general public for any data.

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