09 July 2020 16:37
Video Person taken to hospital after being bitten by a dog during terror arrest operations, including one near Goodmayes Park Witnesses described hearing a volley of gunshots and armed police in the area. Picture: @eoinmoylan1 Archant A series of raids have been carried out in east London including one near Goodmayes Park. Share Email this article to a friend To send a link to this page you must be logged in. A person was taken to hospital as a result of the operation. Picture: Ken Mears A person was taken to hospital as a result of the operation.
Witnesses described hearing a series of loud bangs during one Met operation in Green Lane near the park at about 1.30pm today (July 9). Men aged 27 and 31 were arrested along with a 17-year-old boy at addresses in east London, including Green Lane. A 32-year-old man was arrested in Leicestershire. Armed officers were involved in the east London arrests but no shots were fired. However, the 27-year-old was bitten on the foot by a police dog during arrest.
Officers have been searching the three addresses and a search is also underway at a fourth address in east London as part of the investigation. Police at the scene in Green Lane. Picture: Ken Mears Police at the scene in Green Lane. Picture: Ken Mears All four men were arrested on suspicion of being concerned in the commission, preparation or instigation of acts of terrorism under section 41 of the Terrorism Act (TACT) 2000 and remain in police custody at this time. Paramedics were called at 1.28pm to the home in Green Lane. "We dispatched an ambulance crew and an incident response officer. We assessed one person at the scene and took them to hospital," a spokesperson said. Eoin Moylan, 22, who witnessed the Green Lane raid, said: "I heard glass breaking and a woman screaming then a loud bang. I thought fireworks had gone wrong. I saw police in uniform. We're being asked about police activity in #Goodmayes. This relates to an operation by the Met's Counter Terrorism Command and East Midlands Counter Terrorism Policing. Armed officers provided support. No shots were fired. Four men have been arrested. — Redbridge MPS. #StayAtHomeSaveLives (@MPSRedbridge) July 9, 2020 "The noises could have been flash bangs because there was smoke as well." Office worker Saif Choudry said: "It was shocking and devastating. It should never come to this in our borough. We've never witnessed something like this before." His colleague Abbas Mohamed said: "It's indescribable." The video will start in 8 Cancel Sign up to our newsletter for daily updates and breaking news Sign up here! Thank you for subscribing See our privacy notice Invalid Email A video has captured multiple loud bangs being heard in a residential street following reports of "gunshots" in Dagenham, Greater London. Armed police were spotted descending on the Green Lane area shortly before 2pm today (Thursday, July 9) and pictures show emergency services, including paramedics, at the scene. The area was cordoned off by officers with reports of an air ambulance also landing nearby. There is currently heavy traffic along Green Lane close to Mayfield Road and Goodmayes Road, with congestion also building on the A118 High Road. (Image: Sakinah Rumjaun) One local resident, who has remained anonymous, revealed that she had just arrived in the area when she heard the sound of "gunshots". She said: "I just pulled up to a house at the end of where it was and was taped off by police. "I heard a lot of gunshots which scared everyone in the car - there is police everywhere. "I've no idea what is going on and I didn't hang around as I have a little one in the car who was crying." The nature of the incident is currently unknown. The Metropolitan Police has said no shots have been fired. EssexLive has asked for clarification. We'll bring you the latest updates when we get them. Follow our live blog for the latest updates on the breaking story by clicking here.