State of war.
It’s a tricky thing, fighting a war with an enemy you not only refuse to name, but insist is peaceful and merciful.
This is a developing story. More to follow…
BREAKING: Major police operation underway in East Ham, London – armed officers at scene
A MAJOR police incident is underway in East Ham, London, with witness footage showing armed officers aiming their weapons and shouting.
By Joey Millar, The Express, June 4, 2017:
Unmarked police cars blocking off Barking RoadBarking Road, East Ham, has been sealed off with the shocking clip showing armed police aiming their weapons towards the roof of a parade of businesses. They can be heard shouting: “Stand up, show us your hands.”Officers have now raided a property at the scene, with witnesses taking to social media to describe the scene. One Twitter user said: “Avoid Barking Road high street North area. Police anti terror raid. Full on lock down.”Another said: “Madness on East Ham Barking Road.”A third Twitter user said: “Please, if anyone is in & around the East Ham area at the moment – Be Safe. Armed Police & Police Vans have cordoned off the High Street.”
Police at the scene in Barking Road, east London
While it has not been confirmed if the incidents are related, it comes after police raided a home in Barking believed to be linked to last night’s London Bridge and Borough Market terror attack.Seven people were killed, along with three terrorists, after a van and knife attack.
Unmarked police cars blocking off Barking Road
And yesterday a separate incident saw Barking Road sealed off by police investigating an incident which left two officers injured.