Machine guns seized by police near Chiswick Park tube station

Image above: Scorpion machine gun seized by police

Two Scorpion machine guns and 40 rounds of ammunition were seized by police on the morninng of Tuesday 2 March after Metropolitan Police officers arrested a 19-year-old man near Chiswick Park tube station.

He was arrested on suspicion of possessing a firearm with intent to endanger life and possession of ammunition in the early hours of the morning and was taken to a west London police station.

The arrest was made as part of an operation by officers from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command and Specialist Firearms Command.

Detective Chief Superintendent Craig Turner, said:

“Tackling violent crime remains our absolute priority and operations like this are crucial in removing lethal weapons from the streets and restricting the ability of those intent on causing violence. This is one of our main focuses as we approach coming out of lockdown and we will be relentless in our activity.

“Anyone who believes they can walk the streets of London with horrific weapons in their possession should think again. We will continue to make London a hostile place for gangs to operate in and carry firearms.”

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