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Parsons Green: Three arrests in Newport over Tube bombing

Three of the five arrests made in connection with Friday's Tube terror attack are made in Newport.

Khan: Funding making it 'harder' for Police to tackle terrorism

Mayor of London
London Assembly

The mayor of London has said current police funding is making it "harder" for the Met Police to tackle terrorism.

Sadiq Khan said London is "safest global city in the world" but London "could do with more" Met Police officers to help tackle terrorism.

However he had "no criticism at all" of the resources available to police during the four terror attacks on London this year, he said.

Speaking in front of the London Assembly's Police and Crime Committee, he said "the response has been fantastic".

Met Assistant Commissioner Martin Hewitt, who was appearing alongside the mayor, said the force had always been able to deal “effectively” with incidents.

Terror arrests: Newport eyewitness saw house raided

Police continue to search a property after two more arrests linked to the London Tube attack.

Parsons Green bombing: Tube attack arrest in Newport

A 25-year-old man is arrested in Newport in connection with Friday's attack in London.

Abandoned 999 calls to police more than double

Police control room
PA

The number of abandoned 999 calls to UK police control rooms has more than doubled in the last year, BBC Freedom of Information requests have shown.

The BBC has seen correspondence between police leaders expressing "concern" about high call volumes.

A Police Federation spokesman says resources are at a critical level and public safety has been compromised.

The Home Office says it expects crimes reported to police to be investigated thoroughly.

Across the UK, the number of abandoned 999 calls more than doubled in the 12 months from June 2016

Police forces that dealt with the terror attacks earlier this year saw a large rise in the number of abandoned calls they experienced.

The Met had 5,134 more 999 calls abandoned.