Armed Police Raid in East Ham Following London Bridge Terror Attack

A police officer stands outside a block of flats over shops in East Ham, one of which has been raided by police earlier today on June 4, 2017 in London, England.
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Armed police have raided a flat above a bookmakers in a shop complex in East Ham Sunday afternoon, with locals claiming seven arrests have been made.

The Telegraph reports the owners of Sam’s Chicken Shop next door to the flat on Barking Road, East Ham, was raided by police earlier today when armed officers stormed the apartment at 2.15pm.

Seven people are alleged to have been arrested, according to locals who spoke to the newspaper.

A police officer stands on duty outside a shop, with a residential flat above, in East Ham in east London on June 4, 2017, following a raid as police continue their investigations following the June 3 terror attacks in central London. (Photo by JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

A witness who saw the raid claimed the resident, his girlfriend, and five other individuals were also taken away from the property by police.

On arrival at the scene, armed police were filmed training their weapons towards the upper floor of the building, telling a person to “stand up” and “show your hands”.

LONDON, ENGLAND – JUNE 04: Police officers outside a property in East Ham which has been raided by police on June 4, 2017 in London, England. Police have arrested 12 people after raids in Barking following last night’s terrorist attacks on London Bridge and at Borough Market where 7 people were killed and at least 48 injured. Three attackers were shot dead by armed police at the scene. (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)

Another witness, a resident of nearby Lonsdale Close, said the area was on lockdown with armed police “walking up and down”. The witness described hearing police sirens blaring out across the residential area.

At least half a dozen police vans were in the vicinity and a small cordon has been set up around the flat’s entrance.

Police have not confirmed if this raid is related to the London Bridge terror attack.

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