A Met investigation into a domestic assault has led to the recovery of two firearms and a man being charged with firearms offences.

In the early hours of 3 February, officers spotted a BMW car linked to a man who they wanted to trace in connection with an assault on a female in north-west London.

The car failed to stop for police. A bag was thrown from the car in Plough Way, SE16 and a short time later two people made off from the car on foot.

Although they managed to get away, a loaded firearm was safely recovered from the bag. Enquiries continued at pace and a search of an address in Lewisham on 16 February led to the recovery of a second loaded firearm.

Two men were arrested. One of them, aged 24, was subsequently charged with offences including possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life and possession of ammunition.

The second man, aged in his 50s, was bailed pending further enquiries.

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