Search

Gun found on banks of Lea River at Bromley-by-Bow

08:33 26 February 2013

Officer examines gun found by Lea River

Officer examines gun found by Lea River

Met Police

A firearm alert was raised in east London when a gun was discovered on the banks of the Lea River.

The gun was recovered by police officers who were called to the riverbank towpath at Bromley-by-Bow where the District Line and Fenchurch Street railway cross the river.

A member of the public spotted it while walking along the Bow Lock and Three Mills Lock towpath.

The gun was taken to Limehouse police station—where it was later identified as a blank-firing revolver and made safe, police confirmed.

0 comments

Latest News Stories

50 minutes ago
Winner Trevor Roach tests out the gym equipment

Our two lucky competition winners can forget running around the park in the rain for a year.

Yesterday, 17:47
Chocolatier Jen Lindsay-Clark makes final adjustments to a life-size chocolate sculpture of actor Benedict Cumberbatch,

Benedict Cumberbatch has been recreated into a life-size chocolate sculpture and he’s going on display at Stratford Westfield City this week.

United Kingdom
Yesterday, 16:35
Cllr Ayesha Chowdhury, senior project manager Julian Rodriguez, group development director John Hughes,  Sir Robin Wales, Cllr Ken Clark and managing director Stuart Brodie.  Picture: Richard Townshend

The Mayor of Newham joined two of the borough’s councillors to see the work being done on a Beckton property development.

Newham
Yesterday, 12:04
Peter Smith, the divisional secretary for Newham Teachers' Association, who has called for the abolition of Ofsted

Government policy has caused soaring stress levels among teachers, according to the divisional secretary of Newham Teachers’ Association.

BBC

Most read news

Competitions

Vroom! You could be emmersed in the action at the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship.

The MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship fires into Brands Hatch on 17/18/19 April for one of the most anticipated seasons in recent years as 39 riders are set for two fierce contests on the 1.2 mile Indy circuit.

Read more
Munch on a tasy three course dinner at The Refinery!

“Where to go for a drink near Great Portland Street?” was previously met with blank expressions and shrugs for those local to the area, not anymore, thanks to the opening of The Refinery at Regent’s Place, the eighth bar and restaurant from hugely-successful group Drake & Morgan.

Read more

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Newham Recorder e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder