Shotgun and ammunition found after police stop two cars in New Addington

Croydon Guardian: This shotgun was recovered from one of the cars This shotgun was recovered from one of the cars

A shotgun and ammunition was found in two vehicles during a Trident armed stop on two cars in New Addington.

The stop took place at Westcott Close of Lodge Lane, yesterday evening at 6.25pm.

Three passengers tried to flee the scene despite being confronted by armed officers, including specialist officers from the Specialist Firearms Command.

Three male suspects who remained inside the cars- a Ford Focus and a BMW were arrested.

Two of the men who fled were later caught and detained, but the other suspect who fled the scene remains outstanding.

A sawn-off shotgun and two rounds of ammunition were recovered form the back seat of the BMW.

Five men, a 30-year-old man and two 25-year-old men from Croydon, a 29-year-old man from SE11 and a 28-year-old man from SW2 have been arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life.

They remain in custody at a south London police station.

 

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4:40pm Wed 11 Dec 13

ummagumma says...

Methinks that the reporter has not quite gasped the fundamentals of the English language. Should not the phrase "Westcott Close OF Lodge Lane" really be Westcott Close OFF Lodge Lane", and what does she mean when she says "but the other suspect who fled the scene remains outstanding"? To me (and The Oxford English Dictionary), outstanding means "standing out" or "in plain view", so no problem for the police there then! I blame it on the "new" text-speak.
Methinks that the reporter has not quite gasped the fundamentals of the English language. Should not the phrase "Westcott Close OF Lodge Lane" really be Westcott Close OFF Lodge Lane", and what does she mean when she says "but the other suspect who fled the scene remains outstanding"? To me (and The Oxford English Dictionary), outstanding means "standing out" or "in plain view", so no problem for the police there then! I blame it on the "new" text-speak. ummagumma

6:10pm Wed 11 Dec 13

sixtytwo says...

The suspect ran through my back garden, through the front, over the gates and then down Aldrich Cresent, but I didn't see any police until the helicopter arrived about 10minutes later.
The suspect ran through my back garden, through the front, over the gates and then down Aldrich Cresent, but I didn't see any police until the helicopter arrived about 10minutes later. sixtytwo

9:24pm Fri 13 Dec 13

motomoto says...

well done to the police.......more "gangster rap rude boy rubbish" removed from the streets can only be a good thing !
well done to the police.......more "gangster rap rude boy rubbish" removed from the streets can only be a good thing ! motomoto

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