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Gun and suspected drugs found on Holloway estate

11:15 28 August 2012

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Police recovered a loaded firearm and suspected crack cocaine on a Holloway estate overnight.

Police recovered a loaded firearm and suspected crack cocaine on a Holloway estate overnight.

Officers were on patrol at the Andover estate, off Hornsey Road following reports about heightened local tensions and attempted to stop two men who were part of a large group at the scene at around 9pm.

They ran away but were caught following a pursuit on foot. When searched, officers found the first man to be in possession of a bag containing what was allegedly a revolver holding four live rounds, one of which was loaded.

The 18-year-old was arrested on suspicion of possessing a firearm.

Another suspect, aged 20, was searched and found to have a substantial quantity of what is thought to be crack cocaine. He was then arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply class A drugs. Both men remain in custody at a north London police station.

Inspector Martin Epps, of Islington borough, said: “It is too early to speculate about the intended use for this loaded firearm, but what we can say is that the streets are a safer place following its seizure.

“Credit must go to the officers involved who showed bravery and professionalism in dealing with a potentially violent situation.”

Anybody with information about individuals who they believe may be in possession of or have access to firearms or drugs can call police on 101, or, to speak anonymously, Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. In an emergency always call 999.

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