Major London terror plot’ foiled by police in dramatic armed raids across the capital
Raid: one man was held at his home in Peckham
Published: 14 October 2013
Updated: 16:40, 14 October 2013
Police smashed a suspected Islamist terror plot to attack London after four men were held by heavily-armed officers.
The Met acted on intelligence that the men may have had access to firearms, prompting fears of an attack similar to the Kenyan mall atrocity.
Two men aged 25 were arrested in a “hard stop” in Mansell Street near Tower Bridge last night after officers blew out the tyres of their car with shotgun rounds and rammed the vehicle. One man, aged 29, was held at his home in Peckham after a stake-out by undercover officers.
Four suspected Islamic terrorists held in series of dramatic raids across London amid fears of ‘Kenyan mall-style gun attack’ on British soil
A group of suspected Islamist terrorists are being quizzed by detectives amid fears an attack similar to the Kenyan mall atrocity had been planned on British soil.
Armed police fired special ammunition designed to breach doors or burst tyres at a car during one of a series of dramatic anti-terror raids across London.
Counter-terrorism officers forcibly stopped the vehicle on Mansell Street, near the Tower of London, with so-called Hatton rounds and arrested two men, both aged 25.
A 28-year-old man was also arrested in Westbourne Grove, west London, and a 29-year-old was held in Peckham Street, south-east London, during last night’s MI5-assisted operation.
Note from Eeyore:
…and these arrests will, for the most part, allow Western complacency to continue. Because if you aren’t actively playing Whack-a-Mole, then its easy to pretend that the game isn’t taking place.