Shocked neighbours of Garston man arrested under Terrorism Act saw police carry out 48-hour house search

Watford Observer: Shocked neighbours of Garston man arrested under Terrorism Act saw police carry out 48-hour search Shocked neighbours of Garston man arrested under Terrorism Act saw police carry out 48-hour search

Shocked neighbours of a Garston man arrested under the Terrorism Act say police carried out a 48-hour search at his house last week.

Tahir Bhatti, 44, of Clarke Way, has been charged with assisting a 26-year-old man from London to commit terrorist acts.

People living in the street said Metropolitan Police showed up at his house “totally out of the blue” in the early hours of last Wednesday morning.

The London force, which deals with counter-terrorism cases aided by Hertfordshire Police officers, remained at the property for about 48 hours.

Witnesses saw computer equipment being taken away and Mr Bhatti’s car get “pulled apart” on the driveway.

One neighbour, who knew Mr Bhatti as “Tony”, said: “It was totally out of the blue. If someone had told me what happened on Wednesday and Thursday, I would have said no way. It’s a bit of a shock. He kept himself to himself, but he said ‘hi’ and ‘bye’.”

The neighbour said at first she didn’t realise Mr Bhatti was the man she’d heard about on the news.

Watford Observer:

She said: “In the early hours of the Wednesday morning, at about quarter to seven, they knocked the door and went in.

“More and more police arrived and went in all day Wednesday into the evening. And an ambulance turned up. Police were outside the house all night and on Thursday, the police were still there.

“I asked the detective what was going on and he just said it was nothing to worry about and he couldn’t disclose it.

“On Thursday the police pulled the car apart, which was parked on the drive. They took a lot of stuff out of the house – computer bits and things like that. I think at one time there were eight officers in there.”

Mr Bhatti has been charged by the police under the Terrorism Act 2006. His co-accused, Imran Khawaja, of Southall, has been charged with preparing to commit terrorist acts and receiving training in the use of firearms.

He is also charged with attending a place for terrorist training.

Bhatti will appear at the Central Criminal Court on Friday, June 27.

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9:53pm Sat 21 Jun 14

Popeonarope says...

The Muslim community are being very quiet. No condemnations, no outraged blame laid at the feet of those that do these sorts of activities.
Another example of a religion at its most corruptible, divisive and intolerant; so business as usual then.
Not being satisfied with killing fellow Muslims abroad, we now have these lunatics in our own town.
All religions need to be shown for what they are and continue to do so very well.
The Muslim community are being very quiet. No condemnations, no outraged blame laid at the feet of those that do these sorts of activities. Another example of a religion at its most corruptible, divisive and intolerant; so business as usual then. Not being satisfied with killing fellow Muslims abroad, we now have these lunatics in our own town. All religions need to be shown for what they are and continue to do so very well. Popeonarope
  • Score: 7

12:31pm Sun 22 Jun 14

Traveller Tom McD says...

Doesn't say anywhere that he is a Muslim, probably is but just saying. I better follow your logic and be the first to condemn the 'white' guy who robbed costcutters further up in the news. I apologise on behalf of his religion which is probably Christianity. Im so so sorry, all Christians are not armed robbers. Im outraged at white armed robbers. FFS it will really make a difference to your life and change the views of a bigot like you if muslims apologise....dont think so...
Doesn't say anywhere that he is a Muslim, probably is but just saying. I better follow your logic and be the first to condemn the 'white' guy who robbed costcutters further up in the news. I apologise on behalf of his religion which is probably Christianity. Im so so sorry, all Christians are not armed robbers. Im outraged at white armed robbers. FFS it will really make a difference to your life and change the views of a bigot like you if muslims apologise....dont think so... Traveller Tom McD
  • Score: -3

12:33pm Sun 22 Jun 14

Traveller Tom McD says...

And....Mr saviour if British values....whats happened to innocent until proven guilty ? Or do people condemn people suspected of crimes? Get a proper hobby buddy....
And....Mr saviour if British values....whats happened to innocent until proven guilty ? Or do people condemn people suspected of crimes? Get a proper hobby buddy.... Traveller Tom McD
  • Score: -4

12:34pm Sun 22 Jun 14

Traveller Tom McD says...

*of
*of Traveller Tom McD
  • Score: -7

1:20pm Sun 22 Jun 14

Cuthbert007 says...

Well done to the police for catching these scum bags. I am sure there are many out there who support him and share his views. Lets hope the police keep up the good work. 2 more terrorist off our streets!!!!
Well done to the police for catching these scum bags. I am sure there are many out there who support him and share his views. Lets hope the police keep up the good work. 2 more terrorist off our streets!!!! Cuthbert007
  • Score: 12

1:21pm Sun 22 Jun 14

Cuthbert007 says...

Traveller Tom McD wrote:
And....Mr saviour if British values....whats happened to innocent until proven guilty ? Or do people condemn people suspected of crimes? Get a proper hobby buddy....
Cheer up it might never happen bro
[quote][p][bold]Traveller Tom McD[/bold] wrote: And....Mr saviour if British values....whats happened to innocent until proven guilty ? Or do people condemn people suspected of crimes? Get a proper hobby buddy....[/p][/quote]Cheer up it might never happen bro Cuthbert007
  • Score: 5

1:26pm Sun 22 Jun 14

Cuthbert007 says...

Cuthbert007 wrote:
Traveller Tom McD wrote:
And....Mr saviour if British values....whats happened to innocent until proven guilty ? Or do people condemn people suspected of crimes? Get a proper hobby buddy....
Cheer up it might never happen bro
So u r suggesting that the police would not have sufficient evidence and surveillance before arresting them. They may not be found guilty as of yet. But i am certain they will be. Anyway im happy that they are off our streets and am sure most English people will also be happy. No place for anti western propeganda in Britain!!!!
[quote][p][bold]Cuthbert007[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Traveller Tom McD[/bold] wrote: And....Mr saviour if British values....whats happened to innocent until proven guilty ? Or do people condemn people suspected of crimes? Get a proper hobby buddy....[/p][/quote]Cheer up it might never happen bro[/p][/quote]So u r suggesting that the police would not have sufficient evidence and surveillance before arresting them. They may not be found guilty as of yet. But i am certain they will be. Anyway im happy that they are off our streets and am sure most English people will also be happy. No place for anti western propeganda in Britain!!!! Cuthbert007
  • Score: 6

1:28pm Sun 22 Jun 14

Cuthbert007 says...

Popeonarope wrote:
The Muslim community are being very quiet. No condemnations, no outraged blame laid at the feet of those that do these sorts of activities.
Another example of a religion at its most corruptible, divisive and intolerant; so business as usual then.
Not being satisfied with killing fellow Muslims abroad, we now have these lunatics in our own town.
All religions need to be shown for what they are and continue to do so very well.
Well said.
[quote][p][bold]Popeonarope[/bold] wrote: The Muslim community are being very quiet. No condemnations, no outraged blame laid at the feet of those that do these sorts of activities. Another example of a religion at its most corruptible, divisive and intolerant; so business as usual then. Not being satisfied with killing fellow Muslims abroad, we now have these lunatics in our own town. All religions need to be shown for what they are and continue to do so very well.[/p][/quote]Well said. Cuthbert007
  • Score: 2

1:43pm Sun 22 Jun 14

Popeonarope says...

Traveller Tom McD wrote:
Doesn't say anywhere that he is a Muslim, probably is but just saying. I better follow your logic and be the first to condemn the 'white' guy who robbed costcutters further up in the news. I apologise on behalf of his religion which is probably Christianity. Im so so sorry, all Christians are not armed robbers. Im outraged at white armed robbers. FFS it will really make a difference to your life and change the views of a bigot like you if muslims apologise....dont think so...
They dont need to apologize when people like you make excuses for them. This type of behavior is driven by a belief system that allows them to think it is acceptable. So what would have happened if this man was not caught Tom?
Maybe it would be a member of your family that is blown up on a bus or has his head cut off in the middle of the street...that would make a difference to your life i think.
Stop being so naive and accept there are people in this country who hate our freedom, culture, values and are very willing, in the name of a big sky fairy to do us harm. Muppet.
[quote][p][bold]Traveller Tom McD[/bold] wrote: Doesn't say anywhere that he is a Muslim, probably is but just saying. I better follow your logic and be the first to condemn the 'white' guy who robbed costcutters further up in the news. I apologise on behalf of his religion which is probably Christianity. Im so so sorry, all Christians are not armed robbers. Im outraged at white armed robbers. FFS it will really make a difference to your life and change the views of a bigot like you if muslims apologise....dont think so...[/p][/quote]They dont need to apologize when people like you make excuses for them. This type of behavior is driven by a belief system that allows them to think it is acceptable. So what would have happened if this man was not caught Tom? Maybe it would be a member of your family that is blown up on a bus or has his head cut off in the middle of the street...that would make a difference to your life i think. Stop being so naive and accept there are people in this country who hate our freedom, culture, values and are very willing, in the name of a big sky fairy to do us harm. Muppet. Popeonarope
  • Score: 10

2:54pm Sun 22 Jun 14

ZsazsaGabor says...

I remember when it was all fields
I remember when it was all fields ZsazsaGabor
  • Score: 0

10:20am Mon 23 Jun 14

garston tony says...

Pope, firstly why should an entire community be responsible for the actions of a few? Should every white male in the country apologise because a white male murders someone?

But that aside I dont know what media you listen to but I regularly hear on the radio or see on the TV Muslims expressing concern about what people are doing in the name of their faith. Just this morning on Radio 5 there was 4 or 5 young Muslim males and a Cleric on just after 8am expressing worries about the ISIS recruitment vidoes posted on the internet a few days ago and they are not the first ones I've heard do that.

Either you are pig do do ignorant or you're a troll but either way you're as always full of bull
Pope, firstly why should an entire community be responsible for the actions of a few? Should every white male in the country apologise because a white male murders someone? But that aside I dont know what media you listen to but I regularly hear on the radio or see on the TV Muslims expressing concern about what people are doing in the name of their faith. Just this morning on Radio 5 there was 4 or 5 young Muslim males and a Cleric on just after 8am expressing worries about the ISIS recruitment vidoes posted on the internet a few days ago and they are not the first ones I've heard do that. Either you are pig do do ignorant or you're a troll but either way you're as always full of bull garston tony
  • Score: 3

5:36pm Mon 23 Jun 14

Popeonarope says...

garston tony wrote:
Pope, firstly why should an entire community be responsible for the actions of a few? Should every white male in the country apologise because a white male murders someone?

But that aside I dont know what media you listen to but I regularly hear on the radio or see on the TV Muslims expressing concern about what people are doing in the name of their faith. Just this morning on Radio 5 there was 4 or 5 young Muslim males and a Cleric on just after 8am expressing worries about the ISIS recruitment vidoes posted on the internet a few days ago and they are not the first ones I've heard do that.

Either you are pig do do ignorant or you're a troll but either way you're as always full of bull
Why are making this a racial issue by bringing white people into it? Muslims come in all colours Tony. Shame on you, Jeebus would not approve! Your ignorance is only equaled by your shameful defense of a religion that is currently killing thousands of people and funding terrorists who mean harm to everything i hold dear.
The same clerics should go and preach in Pakistan or Syria where the problem lies, though that maybe a death sentence as they would be considered the 'wrong type of Muslim'. Infallible word of god my @ss... someone isn't getting the message.
Religion is the issue, not people! Your apologetic mewling is getting more pathetic each time you start typing.
[quote][p][bold]garston tony[/bold] wrote: Pope, firstly why should an entire community be responsible for the actions of a few? Should every white male in the country apologise because a white male murders someone? But that aside I dont know what media you listen to but I regularly hear on the radio or see on the TV Muslims expressing concern about what people are doing in the name of their faith. Just this morning on Radio 5 there was 4 or 5 young Muslim males and a Cleric on just after 8am expressing worries about the ISIS recruitment vidoes posted on the internet a few days ago and they are not the first ones I've heard do that. Either you are pig do do ignorant or you're a troll but either way you're as always full of bull[/p][/quote]Why are making this a racial issue by bringing white people into it? Muslims come in all colours Tony. Shame on you, Jeebus would not approve! Your ignorance is only equaled by your shameful defense of a religion that is currently killing thousands of people and funding terrorists who mean harm to everything i hold dear. The same clerics should go and preach in Pakistan or Syria where the problem lies, though that maybe a death sentence as they would be considered the 'wrong type of Muslim'. Infallible word of god my @ss... someone isn't getting the message. Religion is the issue, not people! Your apologetic mewling is getting more pathetic each time you start typing. Popeonarope
  • Score: 8

10:16pm Mon 23 Jun 14

Enoch Powell says...

garston tony wrote:
Pope, firstly why should an entire community be responsible for the actions of a few? Should every white male in the country apologise because a white male murders someone?

But that aside I dont know what media you listen to but I regularly hear on the radio or see on the TV Muslims expressing concern about what people are doing in the name of their faith. Just this morning on Radio 5 there was 4 or 5 young Muslim males and a Cleric on just after 8am expressing worries about the ISIS recruitment vidoes posted on the internet a few days ago and they are not the first ones I've heard do that.

Either you are pig do do ignorant or you're a troll but either way you're as always full of bull
Tone, we are not talking about just murder here, we have people who want to create an Islamic caliphate.
It should be condemned at every corner.
The easiest route to create an Islamic UK is to carry on voting for Lib/Lab/Con who are superbly executing Project Mass Immigration, and the real clincher, which is where Muslims are excelling, is the birth rate.
What's that old saying, Make Love Not War. These wannabe terrorists want to buy into that groove.
Whilst writing I have an issue with White Muslims Richard Dart, Samantha Lethwaite and Jordan Horner.
[quote][p][bold]garston tony[/bold] wrote: Pope, firstly why should an entire community be responsible for the actions of a few? Should every white male in the country apologise because a white male murders someone? But that aside I dont know what media you listen to but I regularly hear on the radio or see on the TV Muslims expressing concern about what people are doing in the name of their faith. Just this morning on Radio 5 there was 4 or 5 young Muslim males and a Cleric on just after 8am expressing worries about the ISIS recruitment vidoes posted on the internet a few days ago and they are not the first ones I've heard do that. Either you are pig do do ignorant or you're a troll but either way you're as always full of bull[/p][/quote]Tone, we are not talking about just murder here, we have people who want to create an Islamic caliphate. It should be condemned at every corner. The easiest route to create an Islamic UK is to carry on voting for Lib/Lab/Con who are superbly executing Project Mass Immigration, and the real clincher, which is where Muslims are excelling, is the birth rate. What's that old saying, Make Love Not War. These wannabe terrorists want to buy into that groove. Whilst writing I have an issue with White Muslims Richard Dart, Samantha Lethwaite and Jordan Horner. Enoch Powell
  • Score: 2

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