INJURED IN RUSH-HOUR ATTACK
£100 bill for deadly mix
THE bucket bomb was probably put together for less than £100 using items from high street shops, an expert has said.
Andy Oppenheimer believes the device was likely to have been made of the explosive TATP which has been favoured by jihadis for more than a decade.
It is often chosen as the materials are easy to acquire. TAPT was used by Manchester Arena suicide bomber Salman Abedi who killed 22 victims.
It was also employed in November 2015 in Paris and the Brussels attack in March 2016.
Mr Oppenheimer said: “It looks like this could have been a partial detonation.
“This may have burst into flames rather than exploding which would have probably been catastrophic.
“A similar botched attack was launched at Brussels station in June where TATP was in the device but set on fire rather than detonating with the full explosive power.”
BOMBER Salman Abedi