Holloway Road arrest: Dozens of armed officers swoop on terror suspect, 19

A man was arrested on suspicion of terror offences in Holloway Road this afternoon. It appeared he w

A man was arrested on suspicion of terror offences in Holloway Road this afternoon. It appeared he was detained near the junction with Jackson Road. Picture: James Morris - Credit: Archant

Police swarmed Holloway Road this afternoon as a 19-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of terror offences.

The road was closed between its junctions with Hornsey Road and Tollington Road, with dozens of officers and police vans patrolling the entire stretch. The man appeared to be detained near the junction with Jackson Road.

Armed officers used a Taser during the arrest at 12.20pm.

It happened just 200 yards from where Islington North MP and Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was at a constituency event in Holloway Road’s Outpost shop.

Just before 1.15pm, two police vans and one unmarked police car then raced away from the scene into Liverpool Road. Holloway Road was re-opened soon after.

Police in Holloway Road, near its junction with Hornsey Road, this afternoon. Picture: James Morris

Police in Holloway Road, near its junction with Hornsey Road, this afternoon. Picture: James Morris - Credit: Archant


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The man was arrested after a “suspicious item” was found on a Tube train at North Greenwich yesterday. The item was “made safe” and is currently being examined.

He was arrested on suspicion of the commission, preparation and instigation of terrorism acts and is currently in custody.

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Police race away from the scene in Holloway Road where Damon Smith was arrested on Friday afternoon.

Police race away from the scene in Holloway Road where Damon Smith was arrested on Friday afternoon. Picture: James Morris - Credit: Archant

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