The failed bomber of North Greenwich tube station may have lived in Bermondsey, as police “execute a search warrant” and erect a forensic tent in a garden on the Abbeyfield Estate.
Officers have been on site in Abbeyfield Road since last Friday according to neighbours, with a police presence being maintained outside 24/7 while they search the area.
One neighbour said: “Everyone wants to know what’s going on but they [police] won’t say anything because they can’t.
“They must have been here since Friday. One moment they weren’t here then another they were.
“Everyone is thinking it’s to do with the bomb at North Greenwich but nobody can tell.
On October 21 a 19-year-old man was tasered and arrested under the Terrorism Act in north London following the discovery of a “suspicious item on a tube” the day before.
The arrested man, originally from Devon, is thought to have lived at the address in Bermondsey with his mother after moving here a short while ago.
Arthur Jones, the former chair of the Maydew TRA, said: “One of the cleaners when they were leaving the other day said to me “it’s all kicking off around here” and I thought he was talking about Maydew House.
“But he said “no, the police are doing something in the garden of one of the houses” and all we know is that some lady had moved there from Devon.”