A young woman has been shot by police in an anti-terror operation in north-west London.
According to reports from Scotland Yard, four people were arrested yesterday evening in the series of raids which stretched as far as Kent.
The unidentified woman in her 20s was subject to an anti-terror investigation and is in a serious but stable condition after the shooting, reports the BBC.
A police spokesperson said:
Due to her condition, she has not been arrested at this time and remains under police guard at hospital.
The address and persons connected with it had been under observation by counter-terrorism officers as part of an ongoing intelligence-led operation.
Armed officers entered a residence on Harlesden Road, Willesden, shortly before 7pm on Thursday. In footage of the raid, shared to social media, five shots can be heard.
Two men, 20 and 16 respectively, and a 20-year-old woman were arrested after the Willesden operation. A further woman, 43, was arrested in Kent.
They were arrested on suspicion of the commission, preparation and instigation of terrorist acts, claim the Metropolitan Police, and are currently being held in custody at a south London police station.
— Terrorism Police UK (@TerrorismPolice) April 27, 2017
Other ‘linked addresses’ were searched as part of the operation.
Officers say the operation was not connected to an arrest near Parliament on Thursday, when a man armed with knives was detained on suspicion on terror offences.
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