London crime: Girl, 16, arrested after three loaded handguns and 200 bullets seized in police raid

A teenage girl has been arrested after three loaded firearms and more than 200 rounds of ammunition were seized in a police raid in North West London.

Officers executed a search warrant at the address in Creukhorne Road, Church End on Thursday (August 12).

During the search, officers recovered three loaded handguns and more than 200 rounds of ammunition, Metropolitan Police said.

A 16-year-old girl and a 38-year-old man were arrested at the home on suspicion of various firearms-related offences.

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Three loaded firearms and more than 200 rounds of ammunition were seized

“They remain in custody at a police station in North London,” a spokesperson for the force said.

Detective Chief Inspector Rick Sewart said: “This seizure of three loaded and dangerous firearms, the latest in a string of successes, reflects the dedication of officers across the Met to tackling gun crime.

“The Met remains committed in its fight against violence, removing offensive weapons from our streets, bearing down on those involved and bringing them to justice.

“The Met continues to put pressure on those carrying dangerous weapons and dismantling gangs and organised criminal networks.

“We know that we are most effective when we police with the support of the public, working together to tackle those causing the most harm. The removal of firearms from the streets of London is a priority for us, so that we can protect and safeguard our communities.”

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