Shotgun found in park yards from Hoxton primary school

Police are investigating after finding a shotgun and ammunition in Shoreditch Park

Police are investigating after finding a shotgun and ammunition in Shoreditch Park - Credit: Archant

A shotgun and ammunition were found just yards from a primary school in Hoxton.

Officers were called after reports of a weapon being found in Shoreditch Park in North End Road, close to the rear of Whitmore Primary School.

Hackney police and the Met’s Dog Unit recovered the shotgun and ammunition from the scene.

No arrests have been made and enquiries are ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Hackney’s pro-active firearms unit, Operation Bantam on 0208 271 773.