A council worker has discovered a stun gun hidden in Woolwich.
The quick thinking worker realised the item was suspicious upon discovering it on Woolwich Dockyard estate. They alerted police and it is now being forensically examined.
In recent years a trend has emerged of gang members hiding knives and other weapons in public places. Regular weapons sweeps are undertaken , though this was a random find.
Both wards in Woolwich saw a large increase in weapon enabled crime in the year to June 2018. Woolwich Riverside saw a 56% increase and Woolwich Common 92%.