Suspected terrorists arrested in police action in London

The scene of the operation

APRIL 27 was a busy day for the Metropolitan Police with a number of arrests concerned with potential terrorism.

The force announced in a press release that during an ongoing counter terrorism investigation armed officers entered an address in Harlesden Road, NW10, shortly before 7pm.

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During the operation, a female, who is one of the subjects of the investigation, was shot by police. The woman, in her 20s, was taken to hospital where she remains in a serious but stable condition.

Due to her condition, she has not been arrested at this time and is under police guard at hospital.

Four other people were however arrested. The first, a 20-year-old man was arrested near to the targeted house and a male aged 16 and woman aged 20 were arrested at the address.

In addition, a 43-year-old woman was arrested in Kent a short while later.

All four have been arrested on suspicion of the commission, preparation and instigation of terrorist acts under section 41 of the terrorism act 2000 and are currently in custody at a south London Police station.

The address and persons connected are reported to have been under observation by counter terrorism officers as part of an ongoing intelligence led operation.

It was made clear that this incident is not connected to the arrest of a man carrying knives in Whitehall earlier that day.

Whilst officers are searching the property thoroughly they will also be attending additional properties and interviewing other individuals who may have some connection with those arrested.


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