Gun and ammunition seized from minicab in Neasden

Scotland Yard

A gun and ammunition was seized from a minicab in Neasden - Credit: Met

A man has been arrested after a pistol and ammunition was seized from a minicab in Neasden.

At around 11:00pm on  February 10, officers from the Met’s Specialist Crime team stopped a car as it came off the M1 near Neasden underground train, as part of a proactive operation.

Police say the vehicle, a minicab, was searched and a self-loading pistol and ammunition was found.

The back seat passenger, a 25-year-old man, was arrested and taken into custody suite.

Det Insp Jim Casey, said: “Being in possession of a firearm is a seriously dangerous offence and will not be tolerated.

“We will continue to protect the streets of London by working tirelessly to find offenders and keep people safe.”

Enquiries continue.