Armed police arrest man in east London

NewsflarePublished: January 2, 2018Updated: January 3, 2018
Published: January 2, 2018Updated: January 3, 2018

Armed officers swooped on a property in east London this morning.

In the video, filmed by a long-time local resident this morning, scores of officers arrive at Hedgeman's Road in Dagenham before walking on foot to a property at Chaplin Road.

One man was arrested.

In the video, the suspect is seen being taken away by police.

According to the filmer, he was brought to a van parked on Hedgeman's Road.

In a statement, the Metropolitan Police said: "Shortly after 09:00hrs on Tuesday, 2 January, an imitation firearm was recovered from an address in Dagenham.

"A man - aged in his 20s - was arrested and taken into custody at an east London police station.

"We await further analysis of the weapon seized."

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