Dramatic moment burka-wearing woman screams as anti-terror police drag her off a bus and bundle her into a doorway in raid linked to arrests that ‘foiled active plot’ in north London
- Exclusive MailOnline footage shows young Muslim woman swamped by police
- Undercover officers on bus and at bus stop grabbed her streets from terror raid
- Woman was pulled into doorway by officers and had all her bags searched
- She was not arrested but was travelling with 20-year-old man who was
- Incident was in neighbouring street to where Muslim woman, 20, was shot
Live Desk: This is the moment a woman in a burka was dragged off a packed bus by undercover police in the same operation that led to another young female Muslim being shot streets away.
Exclusive MailOnline footage shows the bus passenger in Muslim dress, believed to be in her early 20s, screaming as at least five officers snatched her off public transport on Willesden High Road last night.
She was bundled into a doorway next to a convenience store, forced to lower her veil to show her face and had her bags searched after being trailed by undercover police.
Scotland Yard told MailOnline that she has not been arrested – but it is understood that she was grabbed while with a 20-year-old man who was.
Video of the bus raid shows it was pre-planned with more than a dozen officers grabbing and swamping the woman, including some who were travelling on public transport with her.
The man also on board is understood to have run off but was quickly arrested by more police nearby.
Drama: This is the moment a woman in a burka was dragged off a packed bus by undercover police in synchronised terror raids
Orders: Undercover police in balaclavas flooded Willesden High Road and moved the bus the woman was on away
In a separate raid a woman, also in a burka, was wrestled by police in Willesden High Street
She had got off the 266 bus, which was quickly waved on by counter-terror officers at the scene.
Officers went through her bags but she was released after being ‘spoken to’, the Met said.
Witness Eddie, who filmed the arrest, said: ‘They pulled her off the 98 bus, it comes from Oxford Street.
‘They were searching her bags. They made her take the veil off while they searched her in a doorway.
‘As she came off more police came off directly behind her. About five minutes before a guy was standing directly next to the bus stop with an ear piece.
‘I thought he was lost but he was obviously orchestrating the entire operation.’
Robert Murphy, 43, a bookmaker said the cops had suddenly put balaclava masks on moments before detaining the suspect.
He said: ‘I was outside the pub having a cigarette and it was obvious that something was going to happen.
‘The police were dressed like normal fellas and then all of a sudden they put on balaclavas and they rushed at the woman.
‘They kicked the door in and burst inside with her.
‘They wouldn’t let any busses stop afterwards, the woman was being searched for about half an hour.
‘Then a black Range Rover pulled up and they put her inside and took her away.’