A YOUTH was arrested in Walpole Park, Ealing, on Sunday for drugs and firearms offences.

Police had seen a group of people acting suspiciously before a youth entered the park and walked towards them.

Officers approached the 19-year-old from Hayes and held him for a search, which discovered 60 wraps of suspected crack cocaine and heroin.

He was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply.

A subsequent search of his home recovered a handgun and a quantity of suspected drug paraphernalia.

The youth is currently detained while inquiries continue.

Commander Peter Gardner said: “This is great work and is just one example of the proactive policing activity that is going on 24 hours a day across London.

“Drug supply and the violence and exploitation involved in it devastates communities and we need the public’s help to identify those involved.”

If you don’t want to speak to police, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.