Gun and knives seized from car in Islington

Police stopped the car along City Road on Monday

Police stopped the car along City Road on Monday - Credit: Archant

A shotgun and several knives have been recovered by police after a car was stopped in Islington this afternoon.

Firearms officers alongside Trident detectives stopped the vehicle along City Road, near the junction with Upper Street, at about 3.45pm.

Five men were arrested on suspicion of possessing a firearm and offensive weapons and have been taken to separate north London police stations for questioning.

A vehicle was also seized as part of the operation.

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