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4 June 2017, 9:52:00

"Officers from the Met's Counter Terrorism Command have this morning, Sunday 4 June, held 12 people in Barking, east London, in connection with last night's incidents in London Bridge and the Borough Market area," a press statement said.

The moments after seven people were killed in London Bridge and Borough Market attack on Saturday night, the Metropolitan Police said that twelve people have been detained in connection with the incidents.

The police said that all the arrests occurred in Barking area of east London. According to the police “a number of addresses” in Barking were still being searched. In a statement issued by the police, it said, “Officers from the Met’s Counter Terrorism Command have this morning, Sunday 4 June, arrested 12 people in Barking, east London, in connection with last night’s incidents in London Bridge and the Borough Market area. Searches of a number of addresses in Barking are continuing.”

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According to Reuters, four women with their faces covered were seen being taken out of a building in east London by the police. The women were escorted by officers into the back of two waiting police vans and then driven away.

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