Weapons, ammunition and drugs were seized in a series of dawn raids across London this morning.

A sawn-off shotgun, ammunition, a large quantity of cannabis and various quantities of class A drugs, including heroin and cocaine, were some of the items seized by officers across London.

Detective Chief Superintendent Dean Haydon, Head of the Trident Gang Crime Command, said: “Trident is not just a logo, it’s about having the very best detectives, committed police staff and strong community links.

“For those involved who seek a better life, a life away from gangs – through our partners, community and voluntary groups we will seek to help them into education, employment and a more positive life path.

Det Ch Supt Haydon said since April last year Trident and local borough officers have made more than 5,500 arrests against known gang members, with well over half of those arrests resulting in a charge.

More than 50 warrants have been executed so far and a total of 10 people, nine men and one woman, have been arrested on suspicion for various offences including robbery, kidnap, theft of motor vehicle and possession of class A and class B drugs.

Those arrested are aged between 18 and 44 and the majority of the warrants were executed at residential addresses.

The shotgun and ammunition was seized at an address in Hackney while a large amount of what is believed to be cannabis was recovered from an address in Westminster.

If you have any information about gang crime or those involved call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.