Police stormed a Greenwich hotel after hearing reports a man was armed with a gun and a knife last night (February 23).

It followed a call to the emergency line, in which a man claimed someone with in his hotel room with the weapons.

When Met Police officers arrived at the Mercure Hotel, in Catherine Grove, they found a man who was suffering from a mental health crisis in the reception area - armed with a knife.

The man was disarmed by officers. He was also found to have white powder on him, and was arrested on suspicion of possessing cocaine.



He was taken to hospital for a mental health assessment, by officers from Greenwich Police.

The patient was subsequently bailed to attend a police station at a later date.