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Friday, April 30, 1999 Published at 15:40 GMT 16:40 UK


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Man bailed over London bombings

Further arrests are expected in connection with the blasts

A man arrested in connection with the Brixton and Brick Lane nail bombings has been bailed by police, to return at the end of May.


The BBC's Emma Paterson: He is one of several suspects
The man had been taken into custody at a central London police station after being arrested on Thursday night.

Police said he was "not a strong suspect", but it is thought officers could make more arrests soon.


[ image: The Brixton bomb exploded in a busy market]
The Brixton bomb exploded in a busy market
The arrest followed a "steady stream" of calls to Scotland Yard since it released CCTV footage on Thursday.

The video film showed a white man wandering around the crowded streets of Brixton up to 90 minutes before the bomb.

At a Scotland Yard briefing on Thursday, Assistant Commissioner David Veness said: "This one individual may be a loner acting for his own perverted reasons.

"On the evidence we have and the images we are sharing with you, it's an individual acting on his own."

The first blast happened nearly two weeks ago at the busy Brixton market in south London, injuring 39 people.

It was followed a week later with a second nail bomb in Brick Lane, east London.

Scotland Yard drafted extra detectives into the anti-terrorist branch after far-right extremist groups claimed responsibility for the attacks.



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