Since the kids went crazy and looted the hell out of Miss Selfridge and other such shops,
It seems they have been hording, planning, waiting for round 2.....
These kids are cunning .... don't let your defences down!!!
Would seem they also don't watch the Antiques road show........
" Sky News can reveal how rioting gang members have stored away firearms ready for further disorder after the unrest in England last month.
Our exclusive investigation allowed Metropolitan Police detectives to seize a stash of five guns. The weapons were bundled up in a bin store in
Brockley, southeast London.
Sky sources said they were concealed by gangs in anticipation of further clashes with officers.
The information came to us from an anonymous individual who felt they could not deal directly with the police.
But the person did have genuine concerns about what might happen if the gangs were given another opportunity to use the weapons.
Once we were told of the existence of this haul, we alerted detectives at the Metropolitan Police.
Their priority, and our own, was to recover the firearms as quickly as possible in case they were either moved or even used in a shooting.
Sheldon Thomas, Director Of Target Against Gangs
The location of the stash was revealed in a text sent to Sky on September 2. We do not know who sent it.
It read: "Guns in yellow and orange jd bag at st peters court wickham road brockley london se4, open the bin area at entrance, on left hand side, this
is a black metal door, you will find in bin the guns within the bag, describe, the bin area has st peters court written above in big writing on sign,
remember left hand side bin, st peters court are a small block of flats."
Within moments of the text messages arriving, we got back in touch with the Met Police detectives, who had a team of officers on standby to conduct
Communication with the police can take many forms and on this occasion Sky News happened to be the facilitator for the information to reach us.
Detective Chief Inspector Theresa Breen, Met Police
Within an hour and a half, more than 30 officers were swarming around the flats in Brockley.
They had soon dragged the bin from behind the black door specified in the message. Moments later an officer found the orange and yellow bag.
Forensics officers were then brought in to record the find. Armed police officers were the next to arrive. They had the experience and expertise to
examine the guns and make them safe.
Police discovered the guns in a bin
The guns were wrapped in three plastic bags. The green inner bag contained five weapons which were carefully removed. Among them were two flare guns,
two old pistols and one revolver.
Detective Chief Inspector Theresa Breen told Sky News: "This is a hugely successful operation not just for the Metropolitan Police but for the
community at large.
"A member of the community has felt confident enough to use Sky News to come to us with information that there were weapons somewhere within this
"I think that shows the community still has confidence in the police."
Text message indicating where the guns would be found
She added: "We will identify whether those weapons have been used in any crimes. If they have we will use that information to go out and identify
those offenders, arrest those offenders and put them before the courts."
In all likelihood, the text message was sent from a pay-as-you-go mobile. Whoever sent it took a risk, but they also made their community that bit
A hugely successful operation using 30 officers, a forensic team and armed response officers.....
to recover 2 flint lock pistols once used by the scarlet pimpernel, what look like 2 flare guns and a revolver once used in the charge of the
They'd cause more damage throwing them at people....
if this is what Britain has to worry about .....
then what are we worried about??
edit on 5-9-2011 by truetrigger because: (no reason given)