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Upminster raid: Police seize two handguns, loaded shotgun and £50k

PUBLISHED: 21:16 13 December 2018 | UPDATED: 21:20 13 December 2018

A shotgun was seized during a police raid at an address in Upminster yesterday (December 12). Photo: Met Police

A shotgun was seized during a police raid at an address in Upminster yesterday (December 12). Photo: Met Police

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Two handguns, a loaded shotgun and £50,000 of suspected ill-gotten cash have been seized by police at an Upminster address.

Two handguns, one loaded, were seized during a police raid at an address in Upminster yesterday (December 12). Photo: Met PoliceTwo handguns, one loaded, were seized during a police raid at an address in Upminster yesterday (December 12). Photo: Met Police

Officers from the Met Police’s Violent Crime Taskforce swooped on the address in Upminster yesterday (December 12).

Two people were arrested in connection with the investigation and taken to an east London police station.

A woman, in her early 20s, has been released under investigation.

The other, a man in his mid-60s, has been bailed to a date in early January, while further forensic enquiries are completed.

Two handguns, one loaded, were seized during a police raid at an address in Upminster yesterday (December 12). Photo: Met PoliceTwo handguns, one loaded, were seized during a police raid at an address in Upminster yesterday (December 12). Photo: Met Police

Two handguns - one loaded - and a loaded shotgun were recovered along with £50,000 in cash which is believed to be the proceeds of crime.

Sgt Eddie Cull, of the Violent Crime Taskforce, said: “This arrest shows the determination of the Met to find and seize illegal weapons and arrest those who possess them.

“We want our communities safe and secure and our armed criminals worried.

“Anyone who has information should contact police and be assured that we will act on your information.

“If you do not want to give your name you can always contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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