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Terror officers granted more time to question three teenagers arrested in East London

PUBLISHED: 18:13 04 May 2017 | UPDATED: 19:11 04 May 2017

Police have been granted more time to question the arrested women. Picture: PA Images

Police have been granted more time to question the arrested women. Picture: PA Images

Police have been granted more time to question three teenagers who were arrested in East London on suspicion of involvement in terrorism.

Police ‘were not wearing bodycams’

The armed officers who shot and injured the arrested woman during the raid in Willesden were not wearing bodycams, the police watchdog said.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC), which is probing the operation, said key police witnesses inside the terraced property were not equipped with cameras at the time.

It added no officers are currently under investigation over the incident.

Police fired CS gas into the address, which had been under observation in a current counter-terrorism operation.

The IPCC said they were continuing to gather evidence and had spoken to the officers involved.

The two 18-year-olds and a woman aged 19 were held last week by officers from the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command at three addresses.

They were being questioned as part of an ongoing intelligence-led operation last week in which a 21-year-old woman wanted for questioning on “suspicion of “reparation or instigation of acts of terrorism” was shot by police at an address in Willesden.

The injured woman was arrested following her discharge from hospital on Sunday

A 20-year-old woman was also arrested in Willesden and a woman, 45, was held in Kent.

Today Westminster Magistrates’ Court granted a warrant to hold all six women for up to seven more days.

Two men aged 21 and 28, and a 16-year-old boy who were arrested last week in Willesden have been released without charge.


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