Police have conducted two early morning raids in the wake of the London terror attack.
According to officials officers from the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command entered two addresses, one in Newham and another in Barking, at around 4.15am Monday morning.
Met police confirmed a “number of people” have been detained and are being spoken to and searches are ongoing at both addresses.
Residents in nearby Dagenham reported hearing “loud flash bangs and gunshots” in the early hours of Monday morning with one Twitter user @BatemanLDN posting a picture of what appears to be armed police just off the A13.
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It comes the day after twelve people were arrested – and one later released – during searches in King’s Road, Barking.
The searches are part of the ongoing investigation into the London terror attack which saw seven people killed and more than 40 injured when attackers targeted London bridge and Borough Market on Saturday night.