Man runs through pub with 'AK47'

A man has been arrested after running through a pub in Borough with what appeared to be a AK47. Customers at The George pub were told to get down on the floor.

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Man due in court after 'AK47' incident

The man charged after the 'AK47' incident in Borough on Thursday is due in Camberwell Magistrates Court later today.

Al-Fodday Fofanah, 30, was detained after running through a pub in Borough carrying what appeared to be an 'AK47' rifle. He is accused of attempting to raid two banks - Santander on Walworth Road and a branch of Barclays in Borough.

He is also charged with two counts of possession of an imitation firearm with intent to commit robbery.

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Police comment after Borough gun incident

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.

– met police spokesperson

Man arrested after running through pub with gun

Police have detained 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 at around 2 o'clock 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 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.

– DARREN BURN, ITV NEWS PRODUCER