London Tube Terror Suspect Is Syrian Refugee Who Sneaked into UK from Calais Jungle Camp
British police arrested 21 year-old Yahya Faroukh from Syria in connection to the London tube bombing.
Faroukh sneaked into the UK from the Calais jungle camp in France.
He is originally from Syria.
The Islamic State took credit for the bombing that left 29 people injured in a London train attack.
The Daily Mail reported:
The chicken shop worker arrested over the Parsons Green bombing had been in the Jungle migrant camp in Calais after seeing ‘no future’ for him in Egypt.
Yahya Faroukh, 21, was arrested on Saturday night as he finished a shift at a fried chicken takeaway.
His family have insisted he is innocent and ‘loves the UK’. They left Damascus, in war-torn Syria, in 2012 and moved to Egypt, where their ill father died recently.
He took a boat to Italy from Egypt in 2013 after growing disillusioned with life there. He then made his way to the UK the same year on a lorry.
His sister-in-law, living in the village of Terheijden, in the south of the Netherlands, told The Sun: ‘He and his friend got to England on a lorry.
‘He didn’t want to stay in Egypt because there was no future there.’
Faroukh had travelled to the Netherlands to visit them during the Muslim holy period of Eid, shortly after the death of their father, they said.