Three women arrested in East London for terrorism offences

Officers from the Met Police Counter Terrorism Command carried out raids at three addresses in east London early this morning. The exact locations of the raids is not yet known.

According to a police statement three women, two aged 18 and one aged 19 years, were 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 police station outside of London.

The arrests were made as part of an ongoing intelligence-led operation in connection with an address on Harlesden Road earlier in the week.

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