Home searched of suspected Swedish bomber

13 December 2010, 11:35 | Updated: 13 December 2010, 12:17

Police were today (Monday December 13th)searching the Luton home of the suicide bomber who blew himself up in a terror attack in Sweden on Saturday.

Suspected Iraqi Taimour Abdulwahab Al-Abdaly, 29, lived in a three bedroomed house in Luton, Beds for the past eight months.

It's believed he had been living in Luton for up to eight years.

Today police were on duty outside the 1930s semi in Argyll Avenue where he lived with his wife Mona, 28, and their two daughters aged four and two and a baby son.

A postman revealed that the home was receiving up to seven recorded delivery packages a week in recent months.

The next door neighbour of the Swedish suicide bomber Taimour Abdulwahab Al-Abdaly said he had not seen him around his home for the past two to three weeks.

Nasim Hassan, 51. said the family had moved to the address about a year ago.

On Sunday night he said he was shocked to see police force their way into the home to carry out a search.

Mr Hassan said his daughter saw police carry Abdulwahab's three young children from the house in the early hours of Monday morning.

He said he didn't see the man's wife

The family's small blue Nisan car was parked outside the house today.

Mr Hassan said "I only knew him to say hello to. He didn't say much but I knew he came from the Middle East.

"I don't know if he worked, he was around a lot. I helped his wife start the car on one occasion.

"I was shocked when I heard the news. We don't know anything about the family at all.

"Last night four or five policemen broke the door down and the police carried the children out of the house."

Mr Hassan said he believed that Abdulwahab rented the £100,000 three bedroomed home.
Mohammed Iqbal who lives opposite the Swedish suicide bomber said he was shocked by the news.

Mr Iqbal said "I came home at about ten o clock last night and the road was blocked off by the police.

"It's very upsetting when something like this happens, especially for the Muslim community in the town

"We just want to live in peace and work hard.

"I only knew him to say to hello to He was a nice quiet gentleman, he was polite and reserved and no problem at all.

"I didn't see many visitors to the house but there may have been his father or brother who came to see him. I pray that nothing more happens like this

"They seemed like a nice decent family."

The University of Bedfordshire today confirmed that the suspected Swedish suicide bomber took a three year degree in Sport Therapy.

Taimour Abdulwahab attended the University of Luton, as it was then called, between 2001 and 2004.

In a statement the University of Bedfordshire said: "A student by the name of Taimour Abdulwahab, a Swedish national, registered in 2001 and graduated with a BSc in sports therapy from the University of Luton in 2004."

Abdulwahab's wife runs a beauty business from her home.  Its number was advertised on the side of the family's Nissan car.