Published On: Thu, Nov 9th, 2017

BREAKING: Notting Hill on lockdown: Armed police swoop – residents warned STAY INDOORS

Police with guns, torches and balaclavas are in the area as a helicopter with search lights hovers above. 

Residents have been instructed to stay in their homes as armed police swarm the area. 

A police helicopter is flying low across the area and roads have been closed off. 

Residents have reported officers searching gardens and climbing scaffolding and roofs. 

A Met Police spokesman told five people had been arrested and knives had been seized during a “routine” operation.

One woman, who lives on Talbot Road, told the London Evening Standard: “In the main building across the square, the police are on the roof and in the scaffolding with guns and search lights.

“There’s a police helicopter overhead with search lights and they’ve cordoned the road off.”

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