Bucket bomber tells court he is a liar

Parsons Green

A teenage asylum seeker who detonated a bucket bomb on a crowded rush hour Tube train told jurors he lied about being kidnapped by Islamic State to escape deportation. Ahmed Hassan, 18, injured 30 commuters after detonating the device loaded with nails, screws and knives, causing the packed District Line carriage to erupt in a ‘fireball’, the Old Bailey has heard. The bomb exploded as the train pulled into Parsons Green station shortly before 8.20am on 15 September last year,…

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