Armed police swoop on car in Billet Road, Walthamstow, and arrest man for gun offences

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ARMED police swooped on a car and arrested its driver after finding a gun.

The 31-year-old's black BMW was pulled over in Billet Road, Walthamstow, just after 6pm last night (Tuesday November 27).

The Met says the man tried to run away and claims officers saw him throw away a black sock. 

When officers investigated they found it contained a loaded handgun with six rounds of ammunition, a spokesman said.

The man was arrested for firearms offences and remains in custody.

A police spokesman said it was the result of a pro-active operation by the Met's Trident team.

Just hours later Trident officers seized another gun in Enfield.

Trident investigating officer Detective Inspector Steve Meechan said: "This was a great example of the proactive work Trident carries out to tackle gun crime.

"Two dangerous weapons have been removed from the streets."

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11:29am Wed 28 Nov 12

tjm01 says...

Well done Trident
Well done Trident tjm01
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6:42pm Wed 28 Nov 12

SpursSupporter1 says...

Thankfully more filth off the streets
Thankfully more filth off the streets SpursSupporter1
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10:30am Thu 29 Nov 12

Cornbeefur says...

Maybe they should reconsider the closing of Walthamstow Police Station?

Dreadful place for crime.
Maybe they should reconsider the closing of Walthamstow Police Station? Dreadful place for crime. Cornbeefur
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10:46am Thu 29 Nov 12

Nairn says...

tjm01 wrote:
Well done Trident
Yes well done Trident!

Obviously these police weren't sitting on Sewardstone Road doing nothing, or at Blackhorse Road industrial estate doing nothing, or at Hollow Ponds doing nothing.

Just shows how wrong some people can be!
[quote][p][bold]tjm01[/bold] wrote: Well done Trident[/p][/quote]Yes well done Trident! Obviously these police weren't sitting on Sewardstone Road doing nothing, or at Blackhorse Road industrial estate doing nothing, or at Hollow Ponds doing nothing. Just shows how wrong some people can be! Nairn
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1:11pm Thu 29 Nov 12

Ferdy54 says...

Cornbeefur wrote:
Maybe they should reconsider the closing of Walthamstow Police Station?

Dreadful place for crime.
Where? Walthamstow Police Station? :-)
[quote][p][bold]Cornbeefur[/bold] wrote: Maybe they should reconsider the closing of Walthamstow Police Station? Dreadful place for crime.[/p][/quote]Where? Walthamstow Police Station? :-) Ferdy54
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1:39pm Thu 29 Nov 12

Cornbeefur says...

Ferdy54 wrote:
Cornbeefur wrote:
Maybe they should reconsider the closing of Walthamstow Police Station?

Dreadful place for crime.
Where? Walthamstow Police Station? :-)
Yes somebody fire bombed it.
[quote][p][bold]Ferdy54[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Cornbeefur[/bold] wrote: Maybe they should reconsider the closing of Walthamstow Police Station? Dreadful place for crime.[/p][/quote]Where? Walthamstow Police Station? :-)[/p][/quote]Yes somebody fire bombed it. Cornbeefur
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