Handguns and loaded shotgun amongst weapons found in bush in Downham

Handguns and loaded shotgun amongst weapons found in bush in Downham

Handguns and loaded shotgun amongst weapons found in bush in Downham

Handguns and loaded shotgun amongst weapons found in bush in Downham

Handguns and loaded shotgun amongst weapons found in bush in Downham

Handguns and loaded shotgun amongst weapons found in bush in Downham

First published in Crime News Shopper: Photograph of the Author by , Chief reporter

A HAUL of weapons, including a loaded shotgun and four handguns, has been discovered in a sports ground in the Downham area.

The find was made by officers on Thursday (February 14) after a member of the public called police at around 3pm.

Police have not revealed the precise location but it is believed to be Whitefoot Lane Sports Fields, Whitefoot Lane.

As well as the shotgun and handguns, officers also found three muskets, an air rifle and a knife/gun weapon in bushes.

The Met's firearms unit was called in to assist.

Superintendent Michael Gallagher, head of operations and crime command at Lewisham police, said: "The discovery of these weapons is significant and is a notable success in the borough's battle against violent crime.

"These weapons have been taken off our streets and cannot be used to cause or threaten harm to anyone.

"We are determined to tackle gun crime, knife crime and most serious violence in the borough and are going after people who hold and supply guns for criminals.

“This should send a clear message that we are determined to deal robustly with anyone associated with violent crime and we applaud all members of the public for assisting us with this."

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12:09pm Sun 17 Feb 13

Marty1979 says...

Perhaps someone was getting ready for the fox cull?
Perhaps someone was getting ready for the fox cull? Marty1979
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12:44pm Sun 17 Feb 13

Inspirationalady28 says...

Marty1979 wrote:
Perhaps someone was getting ready for the fox cull?
Just seen this report and I thought the same as you without seeing your comment first!
[quote][p][bold]Marty1979[/bold] wrote: Perhaps someone was getting ready for the fox cull?[/p][/quote]Just seen this report and I thought the same as you without seeing your comment first! Inspirationalady28
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3:10pm Sun 17 Feb 13

mouthalmighty says...

I too thought of that. Wow. We're triplets.
I too thought of that. Wow. We're triplets. mouthalmighty
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4:31pm Sun 17 Feb 13

Oldchap says...

Or is it because the chances of being attacked (or even eaten) by a fox are so high (remember there "are millions" of them) people dare not leave their houses without being suitably armed
Or is it because the chances of being attacked (or even eaten) by a fox are so high (remember there "are millions" of them) people dare not leave their houses without being suitably armed Oldchap
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9:32pm Sun 17 Feb 13

Inspirationalady28 says...

Oldchap wrote:
Or is it because the chances of being attacked (or even eaten) by a fox are so high (remember there "are millions" of them) people dare not leave their houses without being suitably armed
So why were guns found in a bush near a sports ground then? Fat lot of good being there..remember, people dare not leave their homes!!?
[quote][p][bold]Oldchap[/bold] wrote: Or is it because the chances of being attacked (or even eaten) by a fox are so high (remember there "are millions" of them) people dare not leave their houses without being suitably armed[/p][/quote]So why were guns found in a bush near a sports ground then? Fat lot of good being there..remember, people dare not leave their homes!!? Inspirationalady28
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10:30pm Sun 17 Feb 13

nearly right all the time says...

where these tracked down by good honest police work?
(as the article would have you belive)

Or did a small child kick a ball into the
bush? or a dog **** its leg?

Normaly the only tracking down police do is a Big Mac, fries , and Milk shake
at Eltham, (having first pushed to the
front of the queue!)

If questions they are on the look out that arch-criminal Hamburglar!
where these tracked down by good honest police work? (as the article would have you belive) Or did a small child kick a ball into the bush? or a dog **** its leg? Normaly the only tracking down police do is a Big Mac, fries , and Milk shake at Eltham, (having first pushed to the front of the queue!) If questions they are on the look out that arch-criminal Hamburglar! nearly right all the time
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9:49am Mon 18 Feb 13

goldenbroomboy says...

A member of the public found these weapons, and called the police.

Plod just turned up & did the easy bit.
A member of the public found these weapons, and called the police. Plod just turned up & did the easy bit. goldenbroomboy
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