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Neighbours say police made several visits to suspect's home weeks before the bombing
CCTV shows a man leaving a house in Sunbury-on-Thames, Surrey, which was raided by police on Saturday
Neighbour claims police made several visits to the property in the weeks before the Parsons Green bombing
Detectives now probing new theory the two arrested suspects met outside the country before coming to UK
By MARTIN ROBINSON, UK CHIEF REPORTER and PADDY DINHAM and JOE SHEPPARD and STEWART PATERSON FOR MAILONLINE
PUBLISHED: 19:23, 17 September 2017 | UPDATED: 16:38, 18 September 2017
Counter-terror detectives are investigating whether the two suspects they have arrested over the Parsons Green Tube bombing may have met abroad before they came to the UK.
They have detained an 18-year-old trying to leave the country who is believed to be an Iraqi living with foster parents Ronald Jones, 88, and wife Penelope, 71, in Sunbury-on-Thames.
And on Saturday night they arrested Syrian Yahya Faroukh outside a chicken shop where he worked in Hounslow.
Both are believed to have spent time at the Jones' home - but now investigators want to know if they met previously on the perilous route from the warzone of Syria and Iraq to Europe.
They are also investigating whether the pair could have teamed up at the Jungle camp in Calais where so many migrants spend time before making the last leg of their journey to the UK.
Police visited the alleged bucket bomber's foster home 'a few times a week' for the past month and more recently anti-terror officers had been watching the house, a neighbour claimed today.
The developments came as CCTV emerged of a man in a grey tracksuit and red beanie hat clutching a bulky Lidl bag just 90 minutes before the Parsons Green bucket bombing.
Last night it was claimed that the suspect was arrested at the Port of Dover when police recognised a red hat he was wearing and grabbed him before he could leave the country.
After Faroukh's arrest police swooped on his house in Stanwell, Surrey, directly opposite Heathrow airport.
Faroukh lived with the Jones' until May and Scotland Yard are investigating whether the suspects first met abroad in the Calais 'Jungle' camp or even as far away as ISIS-controlled Syria or Iraq.
Mr and Mrs Jones' Surrey home was raided by an armed counter-terrorism unit on Saturday morning and is still behind a huge metal police cordon on the street.
Stephen Griffiths, 28, who lives opposite the 'lovely couple', said they were visited 'multiple times over the span of about a month - a few times a week', and believes their house may have been under surveillance.
He said: 'They started off as normally dressed cops, then moved up in the police ranks, wearing black uniforms in an undercover car. They used to speak to Penny and Ron on the doorstep, but the last couple of times they went in the house.
Mr Griffiths said the home was last visited by police between two and three weeks ago, and having witnessed Saturday's raid, he now believes they were counter-terror officers.
'You need to question whether the house was under surveillance,' he said.
'I think counter-terror police visited a few weeks ago, and if so, why wasn't something done sooner?'
A Metropolitan Police spokeswoman said the 18-year-old, who was detained on Saturday morning in the departure area of Dover ferry port, had not been arrested 'in the last couple of weeks'.
But she could not confirm whether he or the property had been visited by officers recently.