Teenager Ross Jackson, who lives opposite, told PA he saw about 50 police officers, many in riot gear, pull up outside the restaurant. The 18-year-old said: "There were about eight police vans and a large number of police in riot gear.
Jackson said: "At about 10.30 I heard some big skids on the road and doors being shut and then I looked out of the window and I saw police jumping out on to the road and running to the restaurant.

Were the terror squad in urgent need of sustenance, one wonders?
alarmingly not!

the restaurant manager might have hoped things were looking up for a minute with such an influx of customers - i'll have a Kung Pow chicken, a spring roll and a molotov cocktail to wash it down with, please!

16 held in British terror swoops


inscrutable . . .