Teen on trial over London train bomb

  • 14/10/2017

A teenager who moved to Britain after his parents were killed in Iraq will go on trial in March over a bomb attack on a packed commuter train that injured 30 people in London in September.

Ahmed Hassan, 18, is accused of intent to kill and cause serious injury by planting a home-made bomb at Parsons Green station in London. The bomb shot flames through a carriage but failed to fully explode.

Hassan appeared via video link at London's Central Criminal Court on Friday where a judge said a two-week trial would start on March 5. He will appear in court next on January 19.

Hassan was arrested in the port of Dover nearly a month ago. The militant group Islamic State claimed responsibility.

According to media reports, the bomb was attached to a timer, unlike other recent blasts which have typically been suicide bombs.

Reuters / Newshub.