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Dramatic moment hundreds of police officers raid traveller site in 3am

Dramatic moment hundreds of police officers raid traveller site in 3am bust in one of Britain’s biggest ever gun crime stings as seven are arrested

  • Police raid a traveller site in a 3am bust in Orpington, south-east London, today
  • Seven people have been arrested during raid, thought to be one of UK’s largest 

This is the dramatic moment when hundreds of police officers raided a traveller site in a 3am bust – thought to be one of Britain’s biggest ever gun crime stings.

Footage shows the massive police raid at a site in Orpington, south-east London, earlier today.

Seven people have been arrested.

Commander Kyle Gordon, the lead for the Met’s firearms operations, told Sky News: ‘Any operation where there may be firearms involved requires a lot of planning and a lot of specialist assets. 

This is the dramatic moment where hundreds of police officers raided a traveller site in a 3am bust – thought to be one of Britain’s biggest ever gun crime stings

Footage shows the massive police raid at a traveller site in Orpington, south-east London

Footage shows the massive police raid at a traveller site in Orpington, south-east London

Seven people have been arrested during the raid, which took place in the early hours of this morning

Seven people have been arrested during the raid, which took place in the early hours of this morning

‘As well as the local safer neighbourhood teams and officers that are leading this operation, of course we have our specialist firearms command involved, and a number of public order assets as well.’

Footage shows police, including armed officers, sweeping the large traveller site in the early hours of this morning.

Elite officers from counter-terrorism units in the capital were also involved, while police are said to have used stun grenades, also known as flash-bangs, during the raid.

Meanwhile detailed searches of the site are taking place this morning. 

MailOnline has contacted the Metropolitan Police for a comment.