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Heavily-armed police point guns at house in north London before gunshots ring out in dramatic footage

Mirror logo Mirror 28/04/2017 Anthony Bond

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Dramatic video footage has captured a heavily-armed police raid in north London, which saw four people arrested and a woman shot.

Armed cops can be seen approaching the terraced house in Willesden, north London before appearing to point their guns towards the windows.

A number of gunshots can then be heard. It is not known if these were fired by the police or somebody else.

However, the Met said the shooting was not connected to the arrest in Whitehall earlier.

Locals reported hearing gunshots and said a huge police presence was soon in the area.

A cordon was set up close to Parkfield Road and Harlesden Road and residents were escorted to their homes by police.

Police activity after the raid in Harlesden

Police activity after the raid in Harlesden

During the operation, a female, who is one of the subjects of the investigation, was shot by police and four other people were arrested.

The woman, aged in her twenties, was taken to hospital by London Ambulance Service.

Due to her condition, she has not been arrested at this time and remains under police guard at hospital, a force spokesman said.

No other injuries have been reported.

A 20-year-old man was arrested near to the address, while a boy aged 16 and a woman aged 20 were arrested at the property itself.

A 43-year-old woman was arrested in Kent a short while later.

All four have been arrested on suspicion of the commission, preparation and instigation of terrorist acts under section 41 of the terrorism act 2000.

They are currently in custody at a south London Police station.

Police said the property and people connected to it had been "under observation by counter-terrorism officers as part of an ongoing intelligence-led operation".

Further searches at linked addresses across London are under way, although Scotland Yard did not reveal the locations.

Following the shooting of the woman, who was "one of the subjects of the investigation", the incident has been referred to the Metropolitan Police's Directorate of Professional Standards and the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) "as a matter of course", Scotland Yard said.

Police cordon in the street in north London Police cordon in the street in north London

A spokesman for the Met said in a statement: "The address and persons connected with it had been under observation by counter terrorism officers as part of an ongoing operation.

"In line with established post incident procedures, the incident has been referred to the Met’s Directorate of Professional Standards.

"This matter has also been referred to the Independent Police Complaints Commission as a matter of course.

"There are no other reported injuries. Enquiries continue.

"Searches at the address are ongoing, as well as further searches at linked addresses across London."

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