The new leader of Britain's biggest Muslim organisation warned last night that trust between the police and the community affected by last week's East London terror raid could break down.
In his first public engagement since his election as Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain, Dr Muhammad Abdul Bari visited residents and local businesses in the Forest Gate area where there was a massive dawn raid on Friday.
Mohammed Abdul Kahar was shot in the shoulder during the operation on Lansdown Road in Forest Gate on Friday. Both he and his brother Abul Koyair were arrested on suspicion of being involved in a terrorist chemical plot.
But Dr Bari told how members of the community were questioning what had taken place.
Dr Bari said: "The message is the confusion, its the frustration and to some extent anger.
"What we need from them (the police) is to expedite things as soon as possible.
"Three or four days frustration, confusion and anger in the community is not good."
He warned: " Trust could break down if things are not clarified as soon as possible".