Woman shot as police foil 'active terror plot' in north London discharged from hospital

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Police at the scene in Harlesden Road after a woman was shot by police during an anti-terror raid - PA Wire/PA Images

A woman shot and injured after police launched an armed raid and foiled an active terror plot has been discharged from hospital and arrested.

Elite armed officers carried out a "specialist entry" into a terraced property in Harlesden Road shortly before 7pm on Thursday night.

Police fired CS gas into the address, which had been under observation as part of a current counter-terrorism operation.

During the raid, a 21-year-old woman was shot by police, and following hospital treatment, Scotland Yard said she has now been taken in for questioning.

A spokesman said: "On the afternoon of Sunday, April 30, the woman was discharged from hospital and arrested on suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism.

"She has been taken into custody at a south London police station."

A further six people were also arrested in connection with the swoop, including five at or near the address in north London and one in Kent.

Aged between 16 and 43, they were all arrested on suspicion of the commission, preparation and instigation of terrorist acts and taken to a south London police station for questioning.

One has been named as Mohamed Amoudi, 21, a Yemeni-born British citizen who studied physics at Queen Mary University in east London.

Where the raid took place

Scotland Yard said warrants of further detention were granted at Westminster Magistrates' Court on Saturday, allowing the six to be questioned until dates between May 2 and May 4.

The force said the address and people connected to it has been under observation by counter terrorism officers as part of an on going "intelligence-led" operation.

Officers are continuing to search the property, as well two other linked addresses in London, police said.

Metropolitan Police Deputy Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu confirmed after the raid that an active terror plot had been foiled.

The Independent Police Complaints Commission has been informed of the incident, as is routine with police shootings, along with the Met's Directorate of Professional Standards.

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