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Update: Men arrested after handgun seized by police in Ilford town centre released on police bail

Police in Thompson Close attending the incident Police in Thompson Close attending the incident

Wednesday, June 25, 2014
9:06 AM

Five men have been released on bail after police seized a car and handgun in Ilford town centre on Monday night.

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Police were called to Thompson Close just before 6pm on Monday following reports of a group males in possession of a firearm.

Five men aged between 17 and 29 were taken to an East London police station. They have been released on police bail until mid-August while enquiries continue.

It is not yet known if the firearm is genuine and there has been no suggestion that shots were fired.

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