Firearm officers seize handgun in Haringey

10 January 2014

Seized handgun

MPS Firearm officers swooped on a van in Haringey last night, seizing a revolver handgun, ammunition and making two arrests.

Armed Response Vehicle officers stopped the white van at 22.25hrs in Truro Road, N22 on Thursday 9 January.

"Day in and day out detectives and firearms officers continue to combat gun crime"

After officers searched and recovered the firearm from the van, both men were arrested for possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.

The two men, aged 29 and 21, were taken to a north London police station where they remain in police custody.

Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley said: "Day in and day out detectives and firearms officers continue to combat gun crime to protect Londoners. I am proud of what they do and their resilience and focus to continue even in the midst of this week’s news.

“Armed criminals have killed more than 50 people in this city - from all communities -- in the past 3 and half years. We send out well-trained, professional armed officers nearly every day to protect the public from this threat.”