Two men arrested after armed police swoop in Harold Hill
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Armed police swarmed a house and arrested two men after reports of gun shots being fired this morning.
Police were called to a house in Amersham Road, Harold Hill, at 7.03am.
Two nearby schools including Mead Primary School which is on the same road as the house cordoned off by police were temporarily “locked down”.
A Metropolitan Police spokesman, said: “We were called at 07:03hrs, to Amersham Road, Romford; to reports of shots fired.
“Police officers, including armed officers attended and road closures were put in place.
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“Officers entered a residential property on Amersham Road, and two men were later arrested.
“One of the men was arrested on suspicion of discharging a firearm with intent to endanger life; the other was arrested on suspicion of affray.
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“Both remain in custody at this time.”
A Havering Council spokesman said the schools were closed as a precaution on the advice of police and pupils were “not in danger for one second”.
Roads and schools have since been re-opened and enquiries continue.