A SHOTGUN and ammunition have been recovered by police after two cars were stopped in New Addington. Officers from Trident, the Met's gun crime unit, stopped the vehicles at Westcott Close off Lodge Lane at 6.15pm last night. Despite being confronted by armed officers three people in the cars tried to flee. Three remained inside the vehicles - a Ford Focus and a BMW - and were arrested. Two men ran but were caught by the police and detained. The other man managed to escape and is still at large. A sawn-off shotgun and two rounds of ammunition were recovered from the back seat of the BMW. Five men aged between 25 and 30, were arrested on suspicion of possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life. Three are from Croydon and two are from Lambeth. They remain in custody at a south London police station.
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