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CCTV of Anti terror arrest in London

Post by Ted-Pencry on 7/1/2014, 20:49

It seems to be a joint CO19/MI5 operation.
Great stuff. Can't fault them.

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Re: CCTV of Anti terror arrest in London

Post by Sabre on 7/1/2014, 22:04

Good video, not often you see footage of these types of arrests! Some background info-

Dramatic CCTV footage has emerged of one of a series of arrests across London, in which counter-terror police are seen tackling a suspect on the upmarket Westbourne Grove in west London.

The black-and-white footage, captured by the 65 & King bar and obtained by ITV News, shows a number of officers wrestle to the ground the 28-year-old British man, of Azerbaijani origin, outside the Planet Organic store around 7pm last night.

Once they've got him down, four cars swoop in.

It formed part of an operation to simultaneously detain a group of suspected Islamist terrorists amid fears an attack similar to the Kenyan mall atrocity had been planned on British soil.

At the same time as the Westbourne Grove siege, armed police fired special ammunition - designed to breach doors or burst tyres - to stop a car on Mansell Street, near the Tower of London.

They also arrested two men, both aged 25.

One is a British national of Turkish origin, while the other is a British national of Algerian origin.

Naveed Baluch, 29, a butcher who recently returned from a visit to his wife in Pakistan, was arrested after police smashed down the door of his local authority flat in Peckham, south-east London, on Sunday evening.

All the men have been detained on the suspicion of the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism, Scotland Yard said, and are being quizzed at a south London police station.
One police source said: 'We believe they posed a threat to the public. That doesn't necessarily mean an attack was imminent.'

Baluch’s sister Gulsabah, 30, a saleswoman from Dulwich, said she was shocked.

She said: ‘He plays football every Sunday and supports Chelsea . . . He doesn’t go to the mosque and isn’t even religious so I’m shocked if this is true.’

And as six addresses and two vehicles across the capital continue to be searched by the Metropolitan Police, further eyewitness reports have emerged.

The Evening Standard has reported the Metropolitan Police was acting on intelligence the men had access to firearms.
According to the paper, an attack by several gunmen in the capital is the worst fear of anti-terror bosses.
And as six addresses across the capital continue to be searched by the Metropolitan Police, further eyewitness reports have emerged.
City of London councillor John Fletcher, whose apartment backs on to Mansell Street, said he heard two loud bangs which he initially thought were fireworks.
He said it was not until his wife told him about the commotion on the street and he went to investigate that he realised the seriousness of the situation.

Mr Fletcher said he then realised the two loud bangs were related to the arrest, but could not say for sure what they were.
The councillor said he was left without answers when he tried to question a policeman about the situation.
'He said "You'll hear all about it in the papers tomorrow",' he said.
'I asked him if there was any danger to the residents in the flats I represent and he said there's no danger to them at all.'
Neighbour Catherine Delgado, 43, saw the incident and said about 'five or six' cars swarmed over one vehicle, blocking off the street in the process.

Ms Delgado said police, some in special uniforms, began shouting at the driver to get out of the vehicle, but he was refusing.
She also recalled hearing two loud bangs, but was unable to say whether shots were fired.
The concerned resident said she tried to get information from police about the incident, but was also denied.
'They didn't say anything,' she said.

'There were two policemen on top of a guy, pinning him down and from what I may have heard, the assailant said in maybe a foreign accent "please don't break my arm"'

- Neighbour George Paul

'I asked the policewoman what was going on and she said "We can't tell you anything, just go away, just go away".
'But I said "I'm quite worried because I'm living here, someone tells me there's a terrorist with a bomb".
'"Is this true? Because (if it is), I'm going".'
Mr Fletcher said his ward of Portsoken was generally incident-free and he suspected police chose Mansell Street to intercept the suspects because it was a wide, busy road.
Ramin Massodi described the suspect arrested in the upmarket Westbourne Grove raid as 'handsome'.
Mr Massodi, who witnessed the drama unfold from inside the Persian restaurant where he works, added: 'He definitely didn't look like a terrorist at all.'
He said police came into the restaurant and apprehended another man, but later released him without charge.
The restaurant worker said the arrested man had been swooped on by specialist officers in several cars who pushed him up against the glass of the restaurant.

'I heard shouting then I looked outside and saw four cars... and they grabbed him,' he said.
Neighbour George Paul, who lived across the street from the restaurant, said he was sitting in his flat when he heard the commotion outside.
'I poked my head out the window - it was dark - but I could clearly see at least three cars,' he said.
'They were stopping traffic in all directions. There were two policemen on top of a guy, pinning him down and from what I may have heard, the assailant said in maybe a foreign accent "please don't break my arm".'
Mr Paul said officers then handcuffed the man and pressed him against the restaurant wall.

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