An “active plot” was foiled when armed officers raided a home in northwest London, police have said. A woman was shot by police during the raid at a property in Harlesden Road, Willesden, shortly before 7pm on Thursday evening.

Officers used CS gas during the armed raid, which resulted in the arrests of two people at the home and another nearby. Later, a man and a woman, both aged 28, were arrested when they returned to the property. Another woman, 43, was also held in Kent.

Officers continue to search the property on Harlesden Road, as well as two other London addresses. Met Police deputy assistant commissioner Neil Basu said the arrests “have contained the threats that they posed”.