Three suspected firearms were seized from a Deptford hotel room after a household was allegedly threatened on social media.

Officers were called to a Plumstead address shortly after 9pm on Sunday, after the occupiers reported they had been contacted by a man known to them who made threats over a social media app, showing them a firearm.

An immediate operation began to trace the individual, who was suspected to be staying in a hotel somewhere in south east London.

A possible location of the man was established through enquires and an operation put in place involving firearms officers.

Officers forced entry to a hotel room in Deptford at around 5am and arrested the suspect, a 25-year-old man, for threats to kill and firearms offences.

No one was injured in the arrest and no firearm was discharged

Two suspected handguns and a suspected shotgun were seized and have been sent for forensic examination.

The man is currently in custody at a south east London police station.

Detective Constable Chris Barrett of the South East Basic Command Unit said: ”This was some excellent work by all those involved.

"As a result of the prompt and courageous action by officers, three suspected firearms have been seized, no one was injured and the suspect arrested.

“This case demonstrates the dangerous and unexpected challenges that can be faced by police at any time, and the professionalism of the officers who deal with them.”