|Two Arrested After Uxbridge Road Police Operation|
Trident officers involved in stopping vehicle
Part of the Uxbridge Road in Hanwell was sealed off by police earlier this afternoon in a 'pre-planned operation.'
Witnesses reported a heavy police presence and armed officers in the area near Hanwell Broadway.
Police say the operation was to stop a vehicle on the Uxbridge Road.
Viv Ellis was close to the scene when it happened and saw a man being taken away in a police van.
She says sniffer dogs were also being deployed on vehicles in the area.
Tonight (26th Sept) police have released further information.
A 23-year-old man was arrested around 1.30pm today and a firearm, believed to be an imitation, was recovered from the vehicle.
A short time later, a warrant was executed at an address in Southall. A 26-year-old man was arrested. A CS gas canister and a further firearm, also believed to be an imitation, were recovered from the address.
Police say the operation by Trident detectives, supported by officers from the SCO19 Firearms Unit, was pre-planned and intelligence led.
Both men remain in custody at a London police station.
September 25th 2013