Angry families threaten legal action against police over anti-terror raid

A young Muslim man shot by police on suspicion of involvement in a terrorist chemical plot last night protested his innocence and alleged that police failed to give warning before opening fire.

Solicitors for Mohammed Abdul Kahar and his brother Abul Koyair, who was also seized in a dawn raid on Friday involving 250 police officers, said they denied any wrongdoing.

A family who live next door to the brothers alleged that they were also arrested and assaulted, leaving one man with a head injury and needing hospital treatment.

Observer, 4 June 2006

For comment, see Rolled Up Trousers and Lenin’s Tomb.

Meanwhile, Melanie Phillips is demanding that MPACUK should be prosecuted for “incitement to riot – or worse”  because they called on Muslim youth to protest against the shooting.

Melanie Phillips’s Diary, 2 June 2006