Willesden raid: Three women, including one who was shot, charged with preparing terror act

PUBLISHED: 09:54 11 May 2017

Harlesden Road after the raids.   Picture: Nathalie Raffray

Harlesden Road after the raids. Picture: Nathalie Raffray


Three women, including one who was shot during a police raid in Willesden, have been charged with preparing a terrorist act and conspiracy to murder.

Rizlaine Boular, 21, of central London, Khawla Barghouthi, 20, of north-west London, and Mina Dich, 43, of south-west London, were arrested last month and charged yesterday, Scotland Yard said.

Boular was shot by armed police during a raid at a property in Harlesden Road on April 27 and was arrested when she was discharged from hospital on April 30.

Barghouthi was arrested in Harlesden Road on April 27 and Boular’s mother, Dich, was arrested on the same day in Kent.

They are due to appear at Westminster Magistrates’ Court this morning.

The three women are accused of conspiring together “to murder a person or persons unknown” between April 11 and April 28 2017, police said.

Boular is also charged with “the intention of committing acts of terrorism engaged in conduct in preparation for giving effect the that intention” over the same period.

Dich and Barghouthi are accused of intending to assist Boular “to commit acts of terrorism engaged in conduct in preparation for giving effect to her intention of committing acts of terrorism” between the same dates.

Three teenagers who were arrested on suspicion of terror offences in an operation linked to the Harlesden Road raid were released with no further action yesterday.

The three women – two aged 18 and one 19 – were detained on suspicion of the commission, preparation and instigation of terrorist acts on May 1 after raids were carried out at three addresses in east London.

Two men – aged 21 and 28 – and a 16-year-old boy, arrested on April 27 either in or close to the Harlesden Road address, have also been released without charge.

Officers have completed the searches of all the addresses connected with the arrests.

Police previously said a total of 10 arrests have been made which are linked to the Harlesden Road operation in which elite armed officers carried out a “specialist entry” into the terraced property.


Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Kilburn Times visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Kilburn Times staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Kilburn Times account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Kilburn & Brent News Stories

It has been recognised nationally that GP workload has been increasing and practices are struggling to meet demand, especially for same day appointments.

36 minutes ago

Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Times’ readers this week.

Fri, 17:51

Police are appealing for help in finding missing woman from Neasden.

Fri, 16:49

The grieving family of rapper Skeng have spoken of their grief as his killer was jailed for life for stabbing him in the heart at a Harlesden barber shop Cutz.

Fri, 12:12

Court of Appeal judges have rejected a bid to jail a Wembley mother-of-five after she posted Islamic State propaganda on a Facebook group.

Thu, 14:05

A Wembley mother who was spared jail for posting Islamic State propaganda on Facebook is to have her sentenced challenged by the Attorney General.

Thu, 10:47

A man has admitted ploughing into two Brent police officers in a sports car, leaving one critically injured.

Wed, 19:05

Supermarket chiefs in Wembley are being served a notice to sort out persistent noise made in its car park following seven years of complaints by residents.


Brent Clinical Commissioning Group has announced changes to the community’s cardiology service.

If you have been looking for laser hair removal, beauty salon treatments, or skin care services you may be confused and overwhelmed with so much information out there and so many clinics and salons promising miraculous results.

Louise McGowan, who started as headmistress of Convent of Jesus and Mary Language College in September, speaks to education editor James Scott about life at the school.

Education and Training


Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now

Newsletter Sign Up

Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Most Read Kilburn News

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition


Enjoy the
Brent & Kilburn Times
e-edition today


Education and Training


Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now