Officers from the Violence Suppression Unit [VSU] at the Met’s North West Command have made three arrests and seized a firearm.
During pro-active patrols in an unmarked vehicle on the evening of Tuesday, 11 May, officers came across three males in a vehicle at Gibbons Road, NW10. The males, on spotting police, left the vehicle and attempted to run away.
Following a brief foot chase the three males, aged 22, 21 and 19 were detained.
Taser was deployed, but was not fired.
A dog unit retraced the routes taken by the suspects and a holdall containing a firearm was recovered.
All three suspects were arrested on suspicion of being in possession of a firearm. They were taken to north London police stations where they remain at this time.
Detective Inspector Simon Filer of the North West Violence Suppression Unit said:
“These arrests clearly highlight that we will make use of every resource available to us in order to remove weapons from criminals’ hands.
“Firearms have no place among the communities of London and I am pleased to see another potentially lethal weapon taken off our streets.”
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