Below is the official statement from the Metropolitan Police about the police raid on a house in Harlseden on Thursday 27th Apri during which a suspect was shot by armed officers. This statement was issued by our borough Command Sue Williams and is purely for the information of residents. No cause for alarm.
“During an ongoing counter terrorism investigation during the evening of Thursday 27 April 2017, armed officers entered an address in Harlesden Road, NW10, shortly before 7pm.
During the operation, a female, who is one of the subjects of the investigation, was shot by police. The woman, aged in her twenties, has been taken to hospital by London Ambulance Service. Due to her condition, she has not been arrested at this time and remains under police guard at hospital. We await an update on her condition.
Four people have now been arrested. The first, a 20-year-old man was arrested near to the address. A male aged 16 and woman aged 20 were arrested at the address. 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.
They are currently in custody at a south London Police station. The address and persons connected with it had been under observation by Counter Terrorism Officers as part of an ongoing intelligence led operation.
This incident is not connected to the arrest in Whitehall earlier in the day on 27th April.
In line with established post incident procedures, the incident has been referred to the Met’s Directorate of Professional Standards. This matter has also been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission as a matter of course.
There are no other reported injuries. Enquiries continue. Searches at the address are ongoing, as well as further searches at linked addresses across London.”
Sue Williams | Chief Superintendent
For more information
- Willesden terror raid: Shot woman screamed ‘don’t touch me’ at paramedics after armed police stormed house (Standard)
- Willesden armed raid was to foil active terrorist plot, say police (Guardian)
Many thanks to the police firearms teams who do this work on our behalf.