Fourth Bareclona terror suspect arrested as 17 injured victims remain critical

Theresa May confirms British 'caught up' in Las Ramblas massace

LAST UPDATED: 18 Aug, 2017 @ 15:07
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A FOURTH suspect has been arrested by police investigating the Barcelona terrorist attack which killed 13 and injured 100.

Five suspects were later shot dead by police after their car ploughed into pedestrians in Cambrils, killing a woman.

ISIS have claimed responsibility for the attacks.

FOURTH ARREST: Further terror suspect held

Confirming there were British casualties in Barcelona, Theresa May offered her support to victims, saying ‘the UK stands with Spain’.

“Sadly, I must tell that we do believe that a number of British nationals were caught up in the attack and we’re urgently looking into reports of a child believed missing, who is a British dual national,” she said.

Meanwhile, Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said the fight against terrorism is ‘what concerns us most in Europe’.

Rajoy was speaking after thousands chanted ‘I am not afraid’ at a service for the victims in Placa Catalunya.

Following the ceremony, crowds of people marched defiantly down Las Ramblas, the scene of yesterday’s horrific attack.

Police chief Josep Lluis Trapero said none of the four arrested suspects had previous terrorist records.

Three people were arrested in Ripoll and another in Alcanar, with three of the men Moroccan citizens and one Spanish.

Police have also confirmed that a blast on Wednesday evening in Alcanar had a ‘clear link’ to the two further attacks.

 

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