July 22, 2005
Armed police surround road in W. London -witnesses
LONDON (Reuters) - Armed police told residents around
Harrow Road in west London to stay off the streets on Friday
and one witness told the BBC he saw remote-controlled trucks
that he thought were used by bomb disposal units.
"There's what looks like a bomb disposal-type vehicle,
armored, and there's several armed officers around it," Houst
Monfaradi told BBC television, adding there was a huge police
presence in the area.
everyone to get inside their houses. Anyone who even pops their
head out, they scream at them: 'get inside your house'."
He said he also saw a small remote-controlled tracked
vehicle, followed by a couple of armed officers with shields.
London police had been due to hold a news conference at
1:30 p.m. (1230 GMT) on the day's events but it was delayed by
more than an hour. Sky Television, citing police sources, said
the delay was for operational reasons.