A taser was used during an incident this morning (January 19) in Catford.

Police were dealing with an unrelated call on Hayne Road at 3.40am when they came across three men believed to be riding stolen mopeds.

One of the riders crashed the moped and short pursuit ensued before the 18-year-old suspect brandished a machete.

Police discharged a taser. The suspect was arrested on suspicion of handling stolen goods and possession of an offensive weapon.

He remains in custody at a south London police station.