Two teenagers were arrested after Lewisham police had to seize a 170cm tall bow being used in a nearby park.

Officers were at Lewisham Park around 11.10am today (February 21) when they saw arrows being fired.

Lewisham MPS on Twitter said they saw people “recklessly firing arrows next to a children’s play area”.

The 16 and 17 year old teens were arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon.

Met Police has been running Operation Sceptre to take weapons off the street, although the vast majority of them are knives.

Over the course of a week, starting on February 12, the Met recovered a total of 265 knives, six firearms, and 45 other offensive weapons.

A total of 289 arrests were made, including 63 arrests for possession of a knife or offensive weapon.