A busker who used to play on the streets of London for pennies is about to join the high-rollers of Las Vegas.
Musician Si Cranstun, from Croydon, has clinched a record-deal and is now preparing to play alongside 50's legend Little Richard in America.
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The operation carried out by Westminster City Council led to the seizure of £8,000 worth of cigarettes.
Armed troops have been stationed around Parliament to free up armed police to patrol the streets in the wake of the Manchester bomb attack.
Chelsea had planned an open top bus tour to show off the Premier League trophy and hope to add the FA Cup in Saturday's final with Arsenal.