Two males have been arrested after a baseball bat was seized on a New Cross street.

Officers from the Evelyn, Deptford, and New Cross Safer Neighbourhood Teams (SNT) were conducting a patrol on Pomeroy Street, SE14 when they received a report about two individuals carrying a baseball bar.

The officers responded and the two males were subsequently arrested on suspicion of possessing offensive weapons.

The weapon is a large black baseball bat with the word “bat” painted on it.

Lewisham Police’s twitter account praised the local New Cross team for their work.

Lewisham Police tweeted: “Officers from #Evelyn, #Deptford and #NewCross SNT were on patrol on POMEROY STREET, SE14 when alerted to two males in possession of baseball bats.

“Officers attended and two males were arrested for Possession of Offensive Weapons”.