Two men have been arrested after a police chase saw the discovery and seizure of a gun in East Ham. 

Police were originally called to Lonsdale Avenue based on reports of two men acting suspiciously on January 29. 

A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police said: "Officers attended the scene but the suspects fled, there was a short police pursuit which resulted in the two men being detained.

"Police seized a firearm that was recovered during the chase, a crime scene was put in place which has now closed."

The incident occurred at 3.25pm. Both men remain in custody pending further investigation. 

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The London Ambulance Service (LAS) were also dispatched to the scene. 

A spokesperson for LAS said: “We were called at 3.31pm on Monday 29 January to reports of an incident on Lonsdale Avenue, East Ham.

“We sent an ambulance crew and a clinical team manager to the scene.

“We treated a patient at the scene before taking them to hospital.”

It is unclear what injury the patient was treated for. 

One social media user commented: "Whats happened down Lonsdale Avenue this evening ? Road closed, police car in the middle of the road, tape across the road ??"