Friday 22 September 2017

Flat raided by police in Barking, East London 'is home of one of the terror attackers' - reports

Members of the public and the media gather as police arrive on Kings Road in Barking, east London on June 4, 2017, as police continue their investigations following the June 3 terror attacks in central London.AFP PHOTO / Justin TALLISJUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images
Members of the public and the media gather as police arrive on Kings Road in Barking, east London on June 4, 2017, as police continue their investigations following the June 3 terror attacks in central London.AFP PHOTO / Justin TALLISJUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images
A police officer creates a cordon on Kings Road in Barking, east London on June 4, 2017, as police continue their investigations following the June 3 terror attacks in central London.AFP PHOTO / Justin TALLISJUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images
Members of the public watch as police work on Kings Road in Barking, east London on June 4, 2017, as police continue their investigations following the June 3 terror attacks in central London.AFP PHOTO / Justin TALLISJUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images
Members of the public watch as police work on Kings Road in Barking, east London on June 4, 2017, as police continue their investigations following the June 3 terror attacks in central London.AFP PHOTO / Justin TALLISJUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images
A police officer creates a cordon on Kings Road in Barking, east London on June 4, 2017, as police continue their investigations following the June 3 terror attacks in central London. AFP PHOTO / Justin TALLISJUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images
Police officers arrive on Kings Road in Barking, east London on June 4, 2017, as police continue their investigations following the June 3 terror attacks in central London. AFP PHOTO / Justin TALLISJUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images
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Police have raided the home of one of the London Bridge attackers who was shot dead by police, Sky News sources have confirmed.

The armed police operation took place in Barking, east London, this morning.

Scotland Yard were unable to immediately confirm whether there was any link to the attacks.

A neighbour said that he is "in shock" if the man who lives in the raided flat is one of the attackers. He said the man in question has children and is "a part of the community" and always helped out with local homelessness and home security issues.

Attackers brought carnage to the streets of the capital, stabbing a police officer and revellers with 12-inch knives, reportedly shouting "this is for Allah".

Police were called at around 10.08pm on Saturday night to reports of a vehicle striking pedestrians on London Bridge.

The white van then continued to drive to Borough Market.

Three men then left the vehicle and began to stab people, including a British Transport Police Officer;

The suspects were confronted and shot by police at Borough Market within eight minutes of the first emergency call being made.

The trio were pictured wearing what appeared to be explosive vests, with police later confirming they were fake. Mrs May said they were "worn only to spread panic and fear".

Additional reporting: PA

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