London: British police detained a number of people during early morning raids in east London on Monday as part of an investigation into an attack that killed seven people and injured around 50 on Saturday night.
"At around 4.15 on Monday... officers from the counter-terrorism command investigating the London Bridge terror attack entered two further addresses: one in Newham and another in Barking. A number of people have been detained and are at present being spoken to," a statement said.
In the third major militant assault to hit Britain in less than three months, attackers rammed a van into pedestrians on London Bridge before stabbing revellers in nearby bars.
Prime Minister Theresa May will chair a meeting of the government's emergency response committee on Monday to discuss the response to the attack which comes ahead of a national election on Thursday.
Police had already arrested 12 people in the Barking district of east London over the weekend and they said on Monday they had entered two premises in Newham and Barking at 3.15 am (GMT) and detained "a number of people". They said searches were ongoing at both addresses.
With inputs from agencies
Published Date: Jun 05, 2017 12:13 PM | Updated Date: Jun 05, 2017 12:17 PM