Armed police called to reports of gunman in Islington

Armed police were called to reports of a gunman on the loose in Islington

Armed police were called to reports of a gunman on the loose in Islington - Credit: Archant

Woman said to have been assaulted at same address - man arrested

Armed police were called to reports of man wielding a gun on Sunday.

The specialist team raced to a home in Halton Road, Islington, at about 1.40pm after a suspect was said to be carrying a firearm - a woman was reportedly assaulted at the same address.

A 26-year-old man was arrested and taken to a north London police station.

After searching the address, police say no firearms were found and no one had been injured.

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The suspect was cautioned for possession of cannabis.

A Scotland Yard spokesman said: “Armed police attended an address in Halton Road following an allegation that a man at the address was in possession of a firearm and that a woman at the address had been assaulted.

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“A 26-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm, assault and possession of drugs and taken into custody at a north London police station.

“There were no reports of any persons injured.

“A search of the address was carried out but no firearm, or evidence of a firearm, was found.

“The 26-year-old man arrested was subsequently cautioned for possession of a Class B drug.

“He was released no further action in relation to the other offences.”

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