Thursday, 17 August 2017

London Bridge attack terrorist’s Barking flat raid sees armed cops arrest 12 people ‘including women in burkas’ – The Sun


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Aerial footage shows several people being pinned to the ground in Barking

 

FOUR women were among 12 people arrested over the London Bridge attacks during a series of dawn raids yesterday.

Specialist counter-terrorism firearms cops also carried out searches of properties across East London.

Cops have arrested 12 people including several women in burkas over the London Bridge terror attack

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Cops have arrested 12 people including several women in burkas over the London Bridge terror attack

One woman was arrested at the social housing flat belonging to suspected Borough Market killer “Abz” in Barking.

Controlled explosions were carried out by officers entering the property in King’s Road.

Shocked neighbours said the dead terrorist had lived in the block for around three years and was married with two children.

One woman was pictured being bundled into a police van

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One woman was pictured being bundled into a police van

This woman was seen being led away in handcuffs

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This woman was seen being led away in handcuffs
Woman taken away on stretcher from the flats in Barking

 

Abz’s sister was held following another operation in nearby East Ham.

Her husband told The Sun: “My wife was taken away by the police. I don’t know anything.

“We haven’t been told what’s going on. We just want to grieve in peace.”

Less than half a mile from Abz’s apartment, cops arrested a mother as she cradled her baby daughter.

Officers blew down her door at the Barking and Dagenham Foyer — a centre housing those at risk of homelessness — at 7am and took the 38-year-old woman away.

Cops have reportedly arrested five people in a dramatic raid in Barking

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Cops have reportedly arrested 12 people in a dramatic raid in Barking

One of the suspects pulled his hood down over his face as he was led into a police van

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One of the suspects pulled his hood down over his face as he was led into a police van

The women were taken away in police vans

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The women were taken away in police vans

The suspects ensured their faces were covered as they were bundled into police vans

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The suspects ensured their faces were covered as they were bundled into police vans

 

Minutes later, plain clothes detectives were seen leaving with her 18-month-old tot.

The mother, her eyes stained with tears, was bundled into the back of an unmarked Ford Mondeo, while her daughter was taken away in another car.

One witness told The Sun that the blast had smashed a window and damaged a neighbouring door.

A neighbour said: “Armed police officers knocked on my door at 7am and warned me there would be a loud bang, then seconds later it sounded like a bomb had gone off.

“I saw them taking her away. She had blood running down her face because she’d obviously been injured in the blast.

Four women were seen being taken away by terror cops

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Four women were seen being taken away by terror cops

Police confirmed the raid was linked to the London Bridge attack

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Police confirmed the raid was linked to the London Bridge attack

A heavily-armed cop was seen guarding the suspects as they lay on the floor

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A heavily-armed cop was seen guarding the suspects as they lay on the floor

One of the suspects was pictured wearing a grey hoodie

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One of the suspects was pictured wearing a grey hoodie

A suspect was frogmarched into a police van by two officers

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A suspect was frogmarched into a police van by two officers

A major police operation took place this morning in Barking

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A major police operation took place this morning in Barking

One suspect tried to obscure his face as he sat in a police van

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One suspect tried to obscure his face as he sat in a police van

“She was very upset, sobbing and crying out for her baby.

“It was extremely upsetting to see them being taken in separate cars.

“Her ex-boyfriend Rashid used to live with them but moved out a few weeks ago.

“He did return at 6pm on Saturday because I saw he’d signed in on the visitors’ book but I’m not sure why. The mum’s a lovely woman and wouldn’t harm a fly.

“Rashid keeps himself to himself and I know he is very religious.”

It is not yet clear whether the raid is linked to the London Bridge terror attack

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The raid was linked to the London Bridge terror attack

Aerial footage shows several people being pinned down on the ground amid the police raid

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Aerial footage shows several people being pinned down on the ground amid the police raid
Police raid in Barking Road apparently related to the London Bridge terror attacks
Missing Express journalist Geoff Ho seen clutching bleeding neck after London Bridge terror attack

Two men – one lying in the background – believed to be a terrorists were pictured dead after being shot by police in London Bridge

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Two men – one lying in the background – believed to be a terrorists were pictured dead after being shot by police in London Bridge

One victim was seen being wheeled away in a stretcher

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One victim was seen being wheeled away on a stretcher

Another witness said the woman lived on the third floor of the centre with a man.

Speaking of the raid, they added: “I’ve never heard anything like it. It went bang and then bang, bang, bang.

“I thought it must be gunfire it was so loud. This was at 7am.

“The fire alarm went off so everyone started to come down into the reception area.

“I saw four armed officers in grey uniforms coming out carrying machine guns.

“One of them also had a dog, a German shepherd.

Witnesses described seeing people outside lying in pools of blood on the floor

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Witnesses described seeing people outside lying in pools of blood on the floor

 

“Two plain clothes detectives escorted a lady in her mid-thirties outside.

“I don’t know her name but she is white British and quite large.

“She lives in the building with her partner Rashid and their baby daughter.

“She was bright red in the face and had really been crying.

“They put her in an unmarked Ford Mondeo and you could hear her crying in the car.

Paramedics

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People being treated by paramedics in London Bridge

“Then some officers came down with the baby girl and she was put in another car before they were both driven away.

“I haven’t seen Rashid for a while and didn’t see him today.

“He keeps a low profile and only goes out at night to go to the mosque.”

Yesterday a Met Police spokesman confirmed the 12 arrests and said “searches of a number of addresses in Barking are continuing”.

 



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