A man has been charged with possession of a firearm and ammunition after he was arrested in the Mitcham area

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Umar Pervez 22 of Midhurst Avenue, Croydon, was arrested during a proactive operation by detectives from Specialist Crime North on Thursday, 5 August.

He is due to appear at Wimbledon Magistrates’ Court on Monday, 9 August.

Three other men who were arrested as part of the same operation have been released under investigation. A woman who was arrested has been released with no further action.