Scotland Yard arrests three teenage women in anti-terror raids across London

London: Three teenage women were on Sunday arrested by Scotland Yard as part of a continuing counter-terrorism investigation.

Representational image. Reuters

Representational image. Reuters

The suspects, two aged 18 and one aged 19, were held after raids by Scotland Yard's Counter-Terrorism Command in east London.

The Metropolitan Police said the arrests were made in connection with last Thursday's anti-terror arrests on Harlesden Road in north London.

"The arrests were made as part of an ongoing intelligence-led operation in connection with an address on Harlesden Road," the Met Police said.

The three women, who were arrested under the country's terrorism act, are currently in custody at a police station outside of London.

They were arrested after counter-terrorism officers from the Metropolitan Police Force carried out warrants at three addresses in east London.

Meanwhile, the 21-year-old woman shot during the counter-terror raid last week was discharged from hospital yesterday before being arrested on suspicion of the commission, preparation and instigation of terrorist acts.

A further six people were also arrested in connection with the incident, including five at or near the Willesden address and one in Kent.

Met Police Indian-origin Deputy Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu confirmed after Thursday's raid that an active terror plot had been foiled.

One of those arrested at the address was 21-year-old Yemen-origin Mohamed Amoudi.

It was revealed earlier that he had previously been quizzed by British authorities under suspicion of trying to travel to Syria to join Islamic State (ISIS).

The other people taken into custody alongside Amoudi were a 20-year-old woman, a 16-year-old boy, and a man and woman both aged 28.

Another woman, aged 43, was arrested from a property in Kent.

Terror suspects can be held for a maximum of 14 days, with judicial approval.

On Saturday, Met Police were given court authorisation to detain the suspects at a south London police station until after the long Bank Holiday weekend, which ends on Tuesday.

Updated Date: May 01, 2017 17:16 PM

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