Mother of refugee detained over Parsons Green bombing ‘suffered heart attack’

Police have ruled Yahyah Farroukh being involved in the Parsons Green bombing

The mother of a Syrian refugee detained over the Parsons Green bombing suffered a heart attack after hearing of her son’s arrest, his employer said.

Aladdins Fried Chicken, in Hounslow, demanded a “fully unreserved apology” from the Metropolitan Police, accusing the force of labelling Yahyah Farroukh “a terrorist to the world”.

It comes as the “very, very dangerous” partially detonated bomb was revealed to have been “packed with shrapnel”, according to Met Commissioner Cressida Dick.

Speaking to LBC Radio, Ms Dick added: “Thank goodness nobody was killed at Parsons Green. It must have been absolutely horrific for the people in the train.

“It could have been so much worse.”

Mr Farroukh, 21, was released without charge on Thursday and his mother is said to remain in a critical condition in a hospital in Egypt after collapsing from shock.

Aladdins boss Suleman Sarwar said the takeaway had received “abuse, threats, anger, and hatred” after Mr Farroukh was swooped on by undercover detectives after finishing his shift last Saturday night.

Mr Sarwar said: “The investigation brought Yahyah, his friends, family, place of employment and the wider Muslim community under scrutiny and indignity.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.