Specialist Police swoop as South London cabbie threatened with a firearm and a huge knife

Updated: Feb 17



The special firearms unit of the Metropolitan Police swooped on Erith, South London, on Saturday after reports of a taxi driver being threatened with a firearm and a knife.


A number of suspects were detained following a foot chase, where a large knife was recovered.

MPS Firearms Command took to Twitter to highlight the worrying incident, saying: "#SCO19 deployed to the #Erith area yesterday after a taxi driver was threatened with a firearm and knife.


"Our unarmed @MPSBexley colleagues located the group and guided #SCO19 officers in. Several suspects were detained after a foot chase and this knife was recovered. #Teamwork."

The force are yet to report on the firearm being recovered.

This is the second time this week a taxi driver has faced such a scary altercation with someone carrying a blade.

A taxi driver in Wigan got into an argument with two men who were later found to be carrying large knives.


One of the knives recovered had a wooden handle and a blade of eight inches.


Greater Manchester Police confirmed that both men were arrested and detained for questioning.


Images credits: Twitter - @MPSFirearms - @GMP

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