Page last updated at 10:29 GMT, Sunday, 27 December 2009

Detroit plane bomb suspect home searched in London

Police have been searching a number of properties in central London after a man was charged with trying to blow up a US airliner flying to Detroit.

Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, 23, from Nigeria, is alleged to have had an explosive device hidden in his clothes.

The suspect is a former student of University College London.

The BBC's Helen Fawkes is outside a property in Central London where he lived.


Story Tools


Sign in

BBC navigation

Copyright © 2017 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific