Three women arrested by anti-terror police

Three women have been arrested in connection with last week’s anti-terror operation in London in which a woman was shot by police.

The women, two aged 18 and one 19, were arrested on Monday on suspicion of the commission, preparation and instigation of terrorist acts.

It follows a counter-terror operation on Thursday in which a 21-year-old woman was shot at a house in Willesden.

The three arrested women are in custody outside London, police said.

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

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

The 21-year-old who was shot during the police raid on Thursday was discharged from hospital on Sunday 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 Deputy Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu confirmed after Thursday’s raid that an active terror plot had been foiled.

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