UPDATE: Drugs found in holdall with ‘sawn-off’ shotguns in quiet Ilford road

Police at the address in Carriage Mews, Ilford.

Police at the address in Carriage Mews, Ilford. - Credit: Archant

Drugs were found in the holdall containing two shotguns that was discovered in a quiet Ilford road this morning, it has emerged.

Police were called to Carriage Mews, off Ley Street, at around 10am and forensics officers left the scene three hours later.

A police spokesman said two shotguns, ammunition and a quantity of drugs, believed to be cannabis, were inside a holdall found in a garden.

The evidence has been taken for forensic examination. No arrests have been made.

Resident Alex Wood, 46, said his neighbour discovered the bag this morning.

He added: “She came out in the morning and saw the holdall under a bush.

“She called the police when she found the shotguns inside.

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“It’s a bit of a shock on a Monday morning, it’s not something you expect.

“Nothing happens here, it’s just a quiet residential road.”

Mr Wood described the guns as three shot sawn-off shotguns.

Unmodified weapons are legal in the UK with a licence but are strictly controlled.