The firearm was found in Burdett’s Road (credit: Metropolitan Police)
Officers found the weapon, as well as a quantity of class A drugs and several mobile phones, in Burdett’s Road at around 5.40pm on Tuesday, 15 September.
“Myself and my officers are committed to bearing down on violent crime and are now conducting various enquiries to establish whether the vehicle and firearm are linked to any other incidents,” said Detective Inspector Dean Grafton.
“The officers concerned who carried out this search are probationers and have exhibited that although they are new to policing, from the very outset we as police officers are determined to remove drugs and firearms from our streets.”
“Anyone who has information that could assist us is urged to call police. Members of the community and officers must work together to tackle violent crime and remove offenders from our streets.”
Anyone who has information that could assist the police is asked to contact them by calling 101 referencing CAD 6145/15 Sept.
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