Trident officers search Manor Park flat after shooting

POLICE swooped on a Manor Park flat this morning in connection with shooting in Seven Kings.

Officers from the Met’s Operation Trident Team, which deals with gun crime, broke down the door of a home in High Street North.

An eyewitness told the Recorder: “We heard the door being bashed in at around 9am. I didn’t have a clue what was going on.”

Forensic officers spent the rest of the morning searching the inside of around 50 tyres at the shop next door and scouring the flat for clues.

The corner of High Street North and Berkeley Road were cordoned off as the officers with protective overalls did their work.

It is believed they were looking for a firearm after a 24-year-old man checked himself into hospital with a gunshot wound to the stomach on October 3.

He has now been discharged and a witness to the incident in Redbridge said he saw a man with a shotgun chase another man and fire at him.

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Police were called after reports of a disturbance involving two groups of men and claims that shots had been fired.

A Met spokesman said that four people have been arrested in relation to the shooting.