Man arrested after police swoop in Canning Town street

A man was arrested on suspicion of possessing a gun and breaking prison release conditions after a v

A man was arrested on suspicion of possessing a gun and breaking prison release conditions after a vehicle was stopped in Bethell Avenue today (July 3). Pic: GOOGLE - Credit: Archant

A man has been arrested on suspicion of possessing a gun following a police stop in Canning Town this morning.

The 28-year-old was also arrested on suspicion of breaking the conditions of his release from prison.

Officers stopped a vehicle in Bethell Avenue at about 11.20am after being tipped off that the driver was wanted for GBH.

A Met spokeswoman said: “During the stop a firearm is believed to have been discarded. Enquiries continue to locate and recover the weapon.

“There were no injuries.”


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The arrested man remains in an east London police station as enquiries continue.

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