Crime & the Law

Three operations and four firearms seized

Sawn-off shotgun and rucksack with ammunition- seized in anti-firearms operations across London. Image: Met Police

The Met Police have seized four guns in three separate operations across the capital.

The intelligence led swoops targeted a car and two addresses:

1) Trident officers from the East Proactive Team stopped a vehicle in Nigel Road and seized a sawn-off single barreled shotgun and ammunition in a rucksack.

Nigel Road, Peckham Rye- scene of vehicle stop and shotgun seizure. Image: Google satellite.

Nigel Road, Peckham Rye – scene of vehicle stop and shotgun seizure. Image: Google Maps.

A 24-year-old man was arrested at the scene and remains in custody at a south London police station.

Trident officers seize firearms.

Two semi-automatic handguns with full ammunition clips. Image: Met Police

2) Trident officers from the South Proactive Team searched an address in Horn Lane, Acton and seized two semi-automatic handguns, with loaded magazines.


Horn Lane, Acton. Image: Google Maps

A 29 year old man was arrested nearby and remains in custody at a west London police station. Another search in nearby Multi Way yielded around £10,000 in cash and ‘high-value watches’ worth about £60,000.

3) A  separate operation in Townfield Road, Hayes by Organised Crime Central Task Force officers led to the discovery of a firearm, drugs and ammunition. A 23 year old man was arrested, has appeared at Wimbledon Magistrates and has been remanded to appear at Kingston Court Court on the 10th of March.

Townfield Road, Hayes. Image: Google satellite.

Townfield Road, Hayes. Image: Google Maps.

Detective Chief Superintendent Gordon Allison of Trident and Area Crime Command, said:

These arrests and seizures are an example of officers from Metropolitan Police Specialist Units acting on fast-time intelligence, and they highlight the bravery of police officers in confronting armed criminals who pose a high risk to the local community. We are committed to protecting communities from gun violence and bringing those involved to justice.

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  1. Criminals have access to any weapons they want, yet our Olympic pistol team have to go to France in order to train thanks to this country’s ridiculous gun laws… The police will also arrest you for carrying a can of pepper spray to defend against rapists and muggers. How are people suppose to defend themselves?


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