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Detroit plane bomb suspect home searched in London

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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.

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