Three arrested following Early Morning Raids in London

three arrested following early morning raids in london

Three men have been arrested on suspicion of firearm offences following early morning raids in east and north London.

A 31-year-old man was arrested in Northumberland Road, E17;
A 31-year-old man was arrested in Adams Road, N17;
A 19-year-old arrested in Theobald Road, E17.

All three were arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.

Two Suspects have been taken to an east London police station, and third suspect has been taken to a north London police station. All three men remain in custody.

The warrants, carried out by the Met’s Trident and Area Crime Command, form part of a seven-month operation following a shooting at a commercial premises in Leyton in October 2017.

Officers, including firearms officers, were sent to the scene in Rigg Approach, at the junction with Lea Bridge Road on Saturday, 28 October following reports of a shooting.

They discovered a 41-year-old man suffering from a gunshot wound to his left leg. Officers were then made aware of a female, aged in her 20s, who had suffered a gunshot wound to her chest.

Both were discharged following treatment.

Detective Sergeant Leigh-Ann Barthram from the Met’s Trident Area and Crime Command said: “These warrants come following a horrendous incident and it is pure luck that there were no further victims or any fatalities.

“The people responsible for this incident are dangerous individuals that have no regard for the safety of others, clearly shown by the level of violence used. The Met is committed to taking violent individuals off of the streets of London to make a safer city for all.

“We are still appealing for information about this incident, and if anyone has any information they should contact Trident on 020 7275 5143 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”