Police coping with “disturbance” at London immigration heart amid stories of armed detainees


Police have been deployed to an immigration heart close to London Saturday following what they known as a “disturbance.”

Detainees inside the ability had armed themselves with knives and lumps of wooden, CNN has realized.

A spokesperson from the UK’s Dwelling Workplace informed CNN Saturday there had been an influence outage on the Harmondsworth immigration elimination heart “and work is currently underway to resolve this issue.”

They added “the welfare and safety of staff and individuals detained at Harmondsworth is our key priority.”

Officers arrived on the Harmondsworth facility on Friday night to “provide support to staff dealing with a disturbance” and stay there as of Saturday morning, a spokesperson for town’s Metropolitan Police informed CNN.

There have been no reported accidents from the positioning, CNN has realized.

It comes because the UK’s Dwelling Workplace is underneath fireplace for its therapy of migrants and asylum-seekers, with London Mayor Sadiq Khan calling for an “urgent review.”

A separate incident during which a person threw “crude incendiary devices” at Western Jet Foil Dwelling immigration heart within the southern English port of Dover final Sunday was motivated by extremism, police stated.

The UK’s counter-terrorism police division (CTPSE) stated in a press release Saturday that the assault was motivated by a “terrorist ideology.”

“After considering the evidence collected so far in this case, whilst there are strong indications that mental health was likely a factor, I am satisfied that the suspect’s actions were primarily driven by an extremist ideology. This meets the threshold for a terrorist incident,” stated Tim Jacques, Senior Nationwide Coordinator for Counter Terrorism Policing.