Three women arrested in London terror attack
Three teenage women have been arrested in connection with Thursday’s counter-terrorism raid in north London, in which another woman was shot and injured.
Two 18-year-olds and a 19-year-old were arrested on Monday morning in east London on suspicion of planning terror attacks, the Metropolitan police said. They are being held at a police station outside London.
The arrests were part of an “ongoing intelligence-led operation”, police said.
Ten people have now been arrested under the Terrorism Act since Thursday evening, when armed police swooped on a terrace house on Harlesden Road, Willesden, shooting and injuring the 21-year-old woman and firing CS gas canisters.
That raid was carried out by elite counter-terrorism specialist firearms officers (CTSFO) and is believed to have been the first time the unit has opened fire during an operation. Dramatic footage filmed by witnesses showed armed officers in black pointing weapons at the upstairs window of the property.
The injured woman was arrested on Sunday immediately after being released from hospital, where she had spent two days recovering under police guard.