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Armed officers were called to a residential road in Orpington after a gun was discovered following a burglary

 

At around 5.20 a.m., two men were observed acting suspiciously on Crofton Road.

They had entered an empty house that was being renovated.

Police arrived on the scene and arrested an 18-year-old man.

Armed officers were then called in to assist with the search.

The 18-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary and possession of a firearm.

He is currently being held at a police station in south London.

A second suspect escaped.

A crime scene has been established.

The police investigation is ongoing.

According to a Metropolitan Police spokesperson: “A man has been arrested for burglary and possession of a firearm.

Officers were dispatched to Crofton Road, Orpington, at 05:22hrs on Thursday, 30 June.

“Two men were reported to be acting suspiciously at the scene and had entered an empty and being renovated property.

“Officers arrived and detained an 18-year-old man.

“The area and a vehicle were searched, and the man was arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary and firearms offences after a firearm was discovered.

“He is currently being held at a police station in south London.

“A second suspect escaped.

“Armed officers were called in to assist with the search after a firearm was discovered.

“A crime scene has been established, and investigations are ongoing.”

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