A man has been taken into custody after police found five guns in the kitchen and bedroom of a house in Croydon yesterday (Monday, February 8).

The 24-year-old was arrested after officers from the Met Police's Specialist Crime Command Unit raided a home on Green Lane in Norbury on Monday as part of the new Operation Cleveland crackdown on violent crime in the borough.

He has since been released under investigation.

"Officers recovered five firearms from the man’s kitchen and bedroom during the search.

"The weapons have been submitted for specialist analysis," a police spokesperson said.

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Images posted by the Met showed a remarkable assortment of guns including what appeared to be a revolver, a handgun and two rifles.

Superintendent Andy Brittain added: "Following the series of incidents over the weekend we hope that this provides assurance to the community that Met officers are seizing lethal weapons and have made London that little bit safer for all those that live here.

"Thanks to the prompt actions taken by officers we have removed more dangerous weapon from the streets and our detection of dangerous weapons and criminals will not ease up over the coming weeks."