A police dog has found a loaded silver revolver, ready for use, in a communal roof after being led to the building by anti-gun crime officers.
The Met’s four-legged friend leaped into action on Monday afternoon to help officers track down the concealed loaded weapon, pictured above, which is now safely off the streets.
Eight-year-old cocker spaniel PD Eddie, and his handler, PC Emma Robling, rushed to Chelsea Gardens in Chelsea Bridge Road after officers found an amount of ammunition in a communal roof.
This was following an intelligence-led operation by police in Operation Viper, part of Specialist Crime South, which suggested a deadly weapon was being stored in the area.
Fearing a weapon could also be nearby, PD Eddie was deployed.
After some 15 minutes of searching, Eddie’s nose indicated a particular interest in a secluded area of the rooftop.
A quick search by his handler revealed the silver revolver, which was loaded and ready for use.
PC Emma Robling said: “Eddie is a wonderful dog to work with and I am thrilled he was able to track down this incredibly dangerous weapon.
“If it wasn’t for his nose, there is every chance it could still be hidden away.
“We all have a vital role in fighting violent crime across the capital, including our police dogs.
“Every day, police dogs support front line colleagues in tackling violence head on, and yesterday’s seizure is extremely welcomed. Well done, Eddie.”
No arrests have been made and the investigation continues.
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