Search

Mare Street arrests: Four released under investigation after Hackney cops find gun and knife stashed in car

PUBLISHED: 18:37 07 November 2017 | UPDATED: 08:53 08 November 2017

Four people were arrested and a gun was seized

Four people were arrested and a gun was seized

polcie

Four people have been released under investigation after a gun and knife were found in the car they were travelling in.

Three men and a woman were arrested and a gun was seized Three men and a woman were arrested and a gun was seized

The vehicle was stopped by Hackney’s task force in Mare Street early Friday morning, after it was spotted driving off at speed from traffic lights.

No charges have yet been made and the three men and one woman who were arrested have now been released from police custody.

A spokesman for the Met explained: “A lot of things need to be done with the gun and all sorts of tests will be going on. You need to prove what sort of firearm it is, and you will have to see if there is any forensic evidence that links any party to that weapon, or whether they have been involved in anything else.

“People might not necessarily say, “That’s my gun,” and unless you have it hard and fast there are a lot of enquiries that need to take place and it all takes time.”

Latest Hackney Stories

Yesterday, 18:27

An unbeaten half-century from James Harris saw visitors Middlesex complete an outstanding recovery to beat Leicestershire by one wicket in a marvellously tense finish to their Specsavers Division Two county championship match at the Fischer County Ground, Grace Road.

Yesterday, 17:28

Belgium and Tunisia have met on three previous occasions in all competitions, with a win apiece and a draw. The encounters have been tight affairs, with victories decided by one-goal margins, but today’s match didn’t follow the same trend.

Yesterday, 12:00

Gareth Southgate’s promising young England side look ready to make a mark on the world stage and help atone for the disappointments of recent tournaments.

Yesterday, 08:30

The drama surrounding the threat to Gillett Square continues apace with over 1,500 new signatories in the past month to the Change.org petition to Save Gillett Square, writes Adam Hart FRSA, chief executive officer Hackney Co-operative Developments (HCD) 1996-2012, co-director Vortex Foundation, resident and parent for over 35 years.

The temperature nudged the mercury towards nearly 30c as the man sat down on a bench, sited between Grace Road’s evocative pavilion and the sight screen.

Middlesex ended day three of their County Championship match at Grace Road on 82-3, 299 runs adrift with only seven wickets remaining.

Fri, 16:33

Brazil and Costa Rica were winless in their opening matches at the World Cup and were both hoping for their first victory of the tournament at the Saint Petersburg Stadium.

Middlesex bowled Leicestershire out for 186 in their second innings on a baking hot afternoon at Grace Road, to leave the visitors facing a challenging target of 381 to win.

PROMOTED CONTENT

To celebrate LGBT history month, Hackney resident Amanda talks about her journey to becoming a foster carer, with the council’s support and training.

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now


Newsletter Sign Up

Hackney Gazette twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read news

Show Job Lists