A loaded gun, large quantity of class A drugs and thousands of pounds in cash after they stopped a car in Lewisham.

Officers from the Met's Specialist Crime unit stopped a 44-year-old driver on Sydenham Road yesterday.

On searching the vehicle they recovered six ounces of heroin, arresting the driver on suspicion of possession with intent to supply.

Officers searched an address linked to him and recovered a further 10 kilos of Class A drugs (heroin and cocaine), 40 kilos of Class B drugs (cannabis), paraphernalia used in drugs production, a loaded revolver and about £12,000 in cash.

He was further arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life and taken to a south London police station where he remains in custody.

Detective Sergeant Jones, from Specialist Crime, said: “I am pleased that we have been able to take a loaded weapon off the streets of London as well as a large quantity of drugs.

“Officers are conducting operations like this every day in order to protect the public and we will continue in our efforts to bear down on violent crime in the capital."

Enquiries continue.