Armed police arrest three after swoop on address in Birmingham ‘where car used in London terror attacks was rented from’

  • Armed police stormed a flat above a takeaway in Birmingham last night and arrested three people
  • A neighbour said he believed it is the home of the ‘lone wolf’ attacker who killed four in London yesterday
  • Another source claimed that the Hyundai 4×4 he used as a weapon was rented from the same area
  • The arrests were made in a joint operation between London’s Met Police and West Midlands Police

Armed police stormed a flat above a takeaway in Birmingham last night and arrested three suspects in a raid linked to the Westminster terror attack.

Dozens of officers ran into the address on Hagley Road, which a neighbour believes could be home of the Westminster attacker.

Other sources have claimed the 4×4 vehicle used yesterday could have been rented from the same road.

Scotland Yard said that it was ‘not prepared to discuss’ the operation coordinated with West Midlands Police.

But a witness who works nearby said: ‘The man from London lived here.’

BBC Newsnight reported that the Hyundai used as a weapon to kill and maim was rented in the same area.

The road was closed from 11pm and reopened by 2am, with witnesses in the area saying three men were taken away in handcuffs.

West Midlands Police referred inquiries about the operation on Hagley Road to the Metropolitan Police, who refused to say whether it was connected with Wednesday’s attack in Westminster.

Officers stormed a second-floor flat above a row of shops on Hagley Road at around 11pm, the witness said.

He added: ‘They came and arrested three men.’

One of the flat’s windows was covered in cardboard, with non-uniformed officers spotted taking pieces of equipment into the property.

 Daily Mail

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