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In Pictures: Terror raids

Bob Quick

Bob Quick, Britain's most senior counter-terrorism officer, has resigned after accidentally revealing details of a highly secret police operation to photographers at Downing Street.

A street scene with police officers

As a result of the security breach, a series of anti-terror raids had to be brought forward and took place at several places in north-west England, including at an address in Wavertree, Liverpool.

Anti-terror officers making an arrest

This mobile phone photograph, supplied by student Craig Ahmed, shows police detaining a man at the library of Liverpool John Moores University following the anti-terror raids by police.

Anti-terror officers making an arrest

Student Craig Ahmed also supplied another image of police detaining a man at the library of Liverpool John Moores University.

Police in the street [Pic: Joanna Henry]

This photo was taken by Joanna Henry, who was on her way to work in Liverpool when she saw one of the streets blocked by the police.

A letter from Lancashire police

This photo, taken by BBC reporter David Saville, of a letter appearing to show the intended date of the raids, was distributed by police in Lancashire to homes near where the operation took place.

Police cars outside Homebase [Pic: Mark Barlowe]

This image was taken by Mark Barlowe, who witnessed the raid on the Homebase store in Clitheroe, Lancashire. He says people were shaken by the dramatic arrival of the police.

Police officers outside a house

As part of the anti-terror raids, police also visited an address in Cheetham Hill, Manchester.

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