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.”

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