Seven armed cops swooped as he tried to board ferry.. he just froze
BUCKET BOMB POLICE MAKE
THE terror suspect feared to be behind the bucket bomb plot “froze” as officers arrested him.
Witnesses said the 18-year-old, trying to buy a ferry ticket to flee the country, seemed shocked as officers pounced on him at the Dover ticket office yesterday morning.
Holidaymakers were sipping coffee and eating breakfast when seven cops, believed to be acting on a tip off from port staff, swooped. The suspect was taken away in handcuffs.
The witness said: “He didn’t see it coming. As the officers arrived behind him he froze and appeared stunned.”
Heightened security saw gun cops on the streets all over Britain following Friday’s bomb attack at London’s Parsons Green Tube station.
The suspect had been trying to leave Britain as a foot passenger at 7.50am – almost exactly 24 hours after the blast, which injured 29 people. Last night police in Dover said potentially vital evidence had been found at the port which had been seized during the arrest. Officers said “a number of items” could prove vital in helping detectives probing the attack.
A port worker told the Sunday Mirror: “He was surrounded by about seven police officers after he came in to buy a ticket.
“It was all done very quickly and quietly. There was no sign of a struggle. It was difficult to see him or what he looked like because they moved towards him so fast.”
Ghiocal Duculescu, from Romania, was sitting in the port terminal at the time of the arrest.
He said: “There was no fuss or drama. He must have walked right past us and then been taken away quickly into a back room.”
It is understood the suspect had travelled from London Victoria by train then walked 30 minutes from the rail station to the port. Police in black boiler suits evacuated the terminal three hours later.
They then conducted a forensic search of the area and bins outside the port. Further police probes were being carried out at the town’s Dover Priory train station.
Three officers were seen taking a sniffer dog into toilets and unlocked rooms just after 6pm.
They were also spotted checking
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