Eight people were arrested this morning during police raids targeting drug-related crime in south-east London.

At around 4am this morning, officers executed search warrants relating to drugs and firearms on the Thistlebrook Estate, Abbey Wood.

Two cannabis farms have been discovered as well as a stun gun and spent bullet casings.

A puppy farm has also been located and is currently being inspected by the RSPCA and one dog has been seized.

Eight people between aged 24 and 54 years old were arrested for on suspicion of crimes including possessing drugs with intent to supply, stealing electricity and money laundering.

All of those arrested were taken to a south London police station where they remain in custody.

Detective Superintendent Jane Corrigan said: "Drugs and the associated crime that comes with them are a blight on the lives of the law-abiding communities of London.

"The action we have taken this morning will significantly reduce the negative impact of the drug trade on local people in this area and disrupt the activities of both drug dealers and users alike."

Anyone wishing to provide information to police about crime or criminal behaviour should call police by dialling 101, tweet @MetCC or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.