Breaking News: Man Shot In Terror Raid

By Rob Last edited 151 months ago
Breaking News: Man Shot In Terror Raid

A man was shot in the early hours of this morning during an 'anti-terror raid' in Forest Gate.

Here's the Met's statement:

At approximately 4am in an intelligence-led, pre-planned operation, officers executed a search warrant under the Terrorism Act 2000 at a residential premises in Lansdown Road.

It followed close liaison between the Met, Security Service, Health Protection Agency and the local authority.

As a precautionary measure, officers are wearing protective clothing and cordons have been put in place.

During the operation, a man was shot by police and has been taken to a nearby hospital.

As part of the operation, a 23-year-old man was arrested by anti-terrorist branch officers at the premises and is currently in custody at a central London police station.

Several people who were also present in the house at the time of the search have been moved to other premises. They have not been arrested.

Right now Lansdown Road, Rothsay Road and Prestbury Road are closed.

UPDATE: It seems the raided property was a suspected 'bomb factory' and the man who was shot is not in a life-threatening situation.

Last Updated 02 June 2006