Arrests over imitation firearm after police helicopter scrambled in Walthamstow

Two boys were arrested on suspicion of possessing an imitation firearm

Two boys were arrested on suspicion of possessing an imitation firearm

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A police helicopter was scrambled following reports of guns spotted in Walthamstow, it has emerged. 

The air support unit and specialist officers from the Metropolitan Police firearms unit were called to Durban Road on August 19 to reports of firearms being used in the street. 

At around 8.20pm, police announced they had been called to an incident in E17 and a firearm was recovered. 

Upon arrival, officers arrested two 14-year-olds on suspicion of possession of an imitation firearm. 

Both boys were released with no further action.

 

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1:50pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Cllr Tim Bennett-Goodman says...

Following recent alarming incidents in Higham Hill Ward, on which I have commented to the Guardian, I am most grateful to those senior police officers who have taken the time and trouble to visit the area with my ward colleagues and me to learn firsthand about the issues of crime and anti-social behaviour affecting local residents. I am reassured by these visits and am more optimistic as a result that they will now translate into direct action on the ground. We will be monitoring the situation closely.
Following recent alarming incidents in Higham Hill Ward, on which I have commented to the Guardian, I am most grateful to those senior police officers who have taken the time and trouble to visit the area with my ward colleagues and me to learn firsthand about the issues of crime and anti-social behaviour affecting local residents. I am reassured by these visits and am more optimistic as a result that they will now translate into direct action on the ground. We will be monitoring the situation closely. Cllr Tim Bennett-Goodman
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4:28pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Villagecranberry says...

Cllr Tim Bennett-Goodman wrote:
Following recent alarming incidents in Higham Hill Ward, on which I have commented to the Guardian, I am most grateful to those senior police officers who have taken the time and trouble to visit the area with my ward colleagues and me to learn firsthand about the issues of crime and anti-social behaviour affecting local residents. I am reassured by these visits and am more optimistic as a result that they will now translate into direct action on the ground. We will be monitoring the situation closely.
You wish. Don't hold your breath. All been said before.
[quote][p][bold]Cllr Tim Bennett-Goodman[/bold] wrote: Following recent alarming incidents in Higham Hill Ward, on which I have commented to the Guardian, I am most grateful to those senior police officers who have taken the time and trouble to visit the area with my ward colleagues and me to learn firsthand about the issues of crime and anti-social behaviour affecting local residents. I am reassured by these visits and am more optimistic as a result that they will now translate into direct action on the ground. We will be monitoring the situation closely.[/p][/quote]You wish. Don't hold your breath. All been said before. Villagecranberry
  • Score: -3

1:34pm Thu 28 Aug 14

Touchwood says...

Villagecranberry wrote:
Cllr Tim Bennett-Goodman wrote:
Following recent alarming incidents in Higham Hill Ward, on which I have commented to the Guardian, I am most grateful to those senior police officers who have taken the time and trouble to visit the area with my ward colleagues and me to learn firsthand about the issues of crime and anti-social behaviour affecting local residents. I am reassured by these visits and am more optimistic as a result that they will now translate into direct action on the ground. We will be monitoring the situation closely.
You wish. Don't hold your breath. All been said before.
'All been said before' eh 'Cornbeefur'? Bit like your 'offers' of help at the Pumphouse!!
[quote][p][bold]Villagecranberry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cllr Tim Bennett-Goodman[/bold] wrote: Following recent alarming incidents in Higham Hill Ward, on which I have commented to the Guardian, I am most grateful to those senior police officers who have taken the time and trouble to visit the area with my ward colleagues and me to learn firsthand about the issues of crime and anti-social behaviour affecting local residents. I am reassured by these visits and am more optimistic as a result that they will now translate into direct action on the ground. We will be monitoring the situation closely.[/p][/quote]You wish. Don't hold your breath. All been said before.[/p][/quote]'All been said before' eh 'Cornbeefur'? Bit like your 'offers' of help at the Pumphouse!! Touchwood
  • Score: 3

3:59pm Thu 28 Aug 14

Villagecranberry says...

Volunteering is just that. I do not like being spoken to as though I am being subjected to forced labour in a gulag.
Volunteering is just that. I do not like being spoken to as though I am being subjected to forced labour in a gulag. Villagecranberry
  • Score: 0

8:34pm Thu 28 Aug 14

Touchwood says...

Villagecranberry wrote:
Volunteering is just that. I do not like being spoken to as though I am being subjected to forced labour in a gulag.
Then DON'T make the offer of help in the first place!!
[quote][p][bold]Villagecranberry[/bold] wrote: Volunteering is just that. I do not like being spoken to as though I am being subjected to forced labour in a gulag.[/p][/quote]Then DON'T make the offer of help in the first place!! Touchwood
  • Score: 6

10:58pm Thu 28 Aug 14

Villagecranberry says...

Touchwood wrote:
Villagecranberry wrote:
Volunteering is just that. I do not like being spoken to as though I am being subjected to forced labour in a gulag.
Then DON'T make the offer of help in the first place!!
I want too help but on my own voluntary terms, not regimentally ordered when to appear.
[quote][p][bold]Touchwood[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Villagecranberry[/bold] wrote: Volunteering is just that. I do not like being spoken to as though I am being subjected to forced labour in a gulag.[/p][/quote]Then DON'T make the offer of help in the first place!![/p][/quote]I want too help but on my own voluntary terms, not regimentally ordered when to appear. Villagecranberry
  • Score: -4

10:33am Fri 29 Aug 14

Touchwood says...

Villagecranberry wrote:
Touchwood wrote:
Villagecranberry wrote:
Volunteering is just that. I do not like being spoken to as though I am being subjected to forced labour in a gulag.
Then DON'T make the offer of help in the first place!!
I want too help but on my own voluntary terms, not regimentally ordered when to appear.
You STILL don't get it do you 'Cornbeefur'! No one is ORDERINg you to do anything. You are free to attend at the Pumphouse Museum to help any Tuesday, Thursday or Sunday. Just STOP complaining about vehicles which cost time, money and effort to get back on the road!!
[quote][p][bold]Villagecranberry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Touchwood[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Villagecranberry[/bold] wrote: Volunteering is just that. I do not like being spoken to as though I am being subjected to forced labour in a gulag.[/p][/quote]Then DON'T make the offer of help in the first place!![/p][/quote]I want too help but on my own voluntary terms, not regimentally ordered when to appear.[/p][/quote]You STILL don't get it do you 'Cornbeefur'! No one is ORDERINg you to do anything. You are free to attend at the Pumphouse Museum to help any Tuesday, Thursday or Sunday. Just STOP complaining about vehicles which cost time, money and effort to get back on the road!! Touchwood
  • Score: 3

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