Woman who was shot by police during terror raids has been arrested
The woman who was shot by police has since been arrested (Picture: PA/PA Wire)
A 21-year-old woman who was shot by police during terror raids in London and Kent has been arrested.
The injured woman was taken to hospital by the London Ambulance Service in a serious condition following the swoop on a north London address on Thursday.
Police said she was a subject of an ongoing investigation by counter-terror officers who are searching several addresses across London.
Scotland Yard confirmed this afternoon that the 21-year-old had been discharged from hospital and arrested on suspicion of the commission, preparation and instigation of acts of terrorism.
A 21-year-old man, 20-year-old woman, 34-year-old woman, 16-year-old boy, 28-year-old man and 28-year-old woman have also been arrested on suspicion of the same offence.
A shattered window at the scene in Harlesden Road (Picture: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire) Police at the scene in Harlesden Road (Picture: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire)
The address in Harlesden Road had been under observation by counter terrorism officers as part of an ongoing intelligence-led operation.
Searches at the address are ongoing, as well as two further searches at linked addresses elsewhere in London.
The raids are not connected to an earlier incident when a man carrying knives was arrested near Downing Street on suspicion of planning a terror attack, Scotland Yard said.
Speaking on Friday, Deputy Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu said: ‘Due to the arrests made, I believe we have contained the threats that they posed.
‘With the attack in Westminster on March 22 so fresh in people’s minds, I would like to reassure everyone that across the country officers are working around the clock to identify those people who intend to commit acts of terror.
‘I would also like to thank the public for their continued help and support. No matter how hard we try, it is communities that will defeat terrorism and we rely on your vigilance. Please continue to let us know of any suspicions or concerns you may have. No call is ever a waste of our time and every call is treated seriously and confidentially, and investigated.
‘We will continue to work with all communities to defeat terrorists together.’
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