Live updates

Four arrested after police operation

The Met Police has said its Flying Squad arrested a 26 year-old man in Maida Vale and three 22 year-old men in Hendon on suspicion of armed robbery. They are being held at a north London police station.

“After a short period of surveillance we were able to identify those we believe to be involved in carrying out these armed robberies. In conducting a search at an address in London were able to find a firearm and I am pleased that this has now been seized and taken off the streets of London.”

– Detective Chief Inspector Harry Hennigan, Met Police's Flying Squad

Met's Flying Squad arrest four suspected armed robbers

Police found this gun in a search of one of the suspect's homes. Credit: Metropolitan Police

Four suspected armed robbers were arrested yesterday in an operation by the Metropolitan Police's Flying Squad. It followed two weeks of surveillance where the officers identified the suspects - they are believed to have been involved in up to 11 robberies.

Police also discovered this equipment in the suspect's loft. Credit: Metropolitan Police