‘We are asking simple questions. Like how long does it take to search a small house? How was it that someone was shot during the raid? The longer the police spend in the house the more people’s doubts will grow about the intelligence upon which the raid was based.
People are getting more and more suspicious. The government had already lost people’s trust because of their lies about Iraq, now the police are losing trust among local residents.
I live a few streets away from the scene of the raid. The ward I represent is a stone’s throw away. This is what I am hearing from residents in the area.’
Newham Respect councillor Hanif Abdulmuhit
Respect rapidly responded to the raid. The organisation has demanded answers to key questions: