Armed police involved in search but it is believed there is no terrorism link
Police have issued a photo of a man they wish to speak to in connection with a firearms incident in Wimbledon earlier today (16 August).
They were called at 8:56am to reports of a man seen in the Wimbledon area believed to be in possession of a firearm. Wimbledon station was searched by armed police officers.
There were no reports of shots fired and no one was injured. This is not being treated as a terrorist-related incident.
The hunt then moved to the Wimbledon Chase area after reports of a man acting suspiciously on a tram. A man was traced to an address close to Lower Downs Road, Wimbledon Chase, where he was been arrested at 10.45am. There were no reports of shots fired and no one has been injured. The 29-year-old man is being held on suspicion of possessing a firearm and possession of a class B drug. He currently remains in custody at a west London police station.
Detectives continue to investigate and have released an image of a man they wish to speak to in connection with the incident.
The man they are seeking to trace is described as a black man, between 5ft 7ins and 5ft 10ins tall and in his early thirties. He was wearing a dark coloured heavy jacket - unusual given the warm weather and he would have stood out - with baggy ripped jeans and is described as 'dishevelled' in appearance.
He was seen travelling on the South West Trains service, which he possibly got on at Clapham Junction and disembarked at Wimbledon. It is believed that the man then boarded a bus from the town centre heading in the direction of South Wimbledon.
Anyone who recognises the man or has any information following the incident this morning is asked to contact Wimbledon CID on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously 0800 555 111.
August 16, 2016