Saturday, 16 September 2017

Parsons Green bombing: Foster couple's home in Surrey searched by terror police

A Surrey home searched by anti-terror police investigating the Parsons Green bombing is owned by an elderly foster couple honoured for their work with child refugees.

The property is registered to Ronald Jones, 88, and his 71-year-old wife Penelope, who were awarded MBEs by the Queen in 2010 for services to children and families.

The search at the well-respected couple's house in Cavendish Road in Sunbury-on-Thames follows the "very significant arrest" of an 18-year-old in Dover.

The teenager is the only person arrested in the investigation. He is now being held at a London police station.

In the operation by armed police in Surrey, Cavendish Road was evacuated as a precautionary measure.

Local resident Nicola Ryder described Mr and Mrs Jones as "beautiful people".

She said she knew them as Penny and Ron, and that they would foster up to seven young people at a time.

The couple are believed to have been foster parents for almost 40 years and had taken in 268 children.

SKY     News.