London, United Kingdom. Over 10 residents are now in custody on terrorism charges in a recent investigation spreading quickly inside the United Kingdom, in the wake of a recent assault that left a woman injured by counter terrorist activity.
In total 10 people have now been arrested under the Terrorism Act since Thursday evening, when armed British anti-terrorist police swooped on a terrace house on Harlesden Road, Willesden, using tear gas and firing several shots at suspects.
In north London three teenage women have been arrested in connection with Thursday’s counter-terrorism raid, in which a woman was shot and injured. Two 18 year old muslims and a 19 year old were arrested in east London on suspicion of planning terror attacks, the police announced. They are being held at a police station outside London.
The anti terrorist raid was carried out by elite counter-terrorism specialist firearms officers and is believed to have been the first time the unit has opened fire during an operation. Dramatic footage filmed by passersby showed armed officers in black pointing weapons at the upstairs window of the property.
One muslim woman aged 21 was shot and injured during the raid. She was released from hospital on Sunday afternoon after spending two days recovering under police guard and arrested immediately afterwards.
Among those arrested is believed to be Mohamed Amoudi, 21, a British citizen of Yemen origin who was deported from Turkey in 2015 and then questioned on his return to UK but released without any further action by British law enforcement.
British police said the Willesden house had been “under observation by counter-terrorism officers as part of an ongoing intelligence-led operation”, adding that the incident was not connected to the suspected attempted terrorist attack in Westminster earlier on Thursday, suggesting multiple parties involved in suspected terrorism.