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Man runs through Borough pub with 'AK47'

Suspect has been detained by Guy's hospital. He can be seen in a blue jumper with stocking on his head. Photo: ITN/Darren Burn

Police have arrested a man who ran through a pub in Borough with what witnesses described as an AK47 gun.

ITV News producer Darren Burn was inside the George pub just before 2pm this afternoon when the incident happened.

He tweeted what he saw:

Samuel, my uncle and I just had to get on the floor as a gunman ran through the pub we're in.

It happened at the George pub in Borough - a black man with a gun that looked like an AK47 ran through. Men started chasing him and shouting "get down he has a gun."

I have never had to get down on the floor before. The whole moment was surreal and I didn't react fast enough. Samuel and my uncle hit the floor.

I called the police but they're still not here. Gunman was carrying a gun with a Sports Direct bag in tow.

Three armed police have now arrived and are pursuing suspect.


Exclusive video from ITV News' Darren Burn.

Police have this afternoon told ITV News they arrested a suspect after an armed robbery in Borough High Street.

A spokesperson said:

We can confirm police were called on Thursday 25 July at approximately 13:47hrs to reports of an armed robbery at a bank in Borough High Street, SE1.

A man has been arrested and taken to a south London police station. No further details at this early stage.

The incident is due to be dealt with by the Met’s Flying Squad.

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