Air rifles and designer watches found in East End raid

More than 400 stolen goods including expensive watches and a number of air rifles were seized by cops during a raid in the East End.

Jewellery and silverware, along with an illegal, de-commissioned pump action rifle and a sword were also among the items found after officers swooped on an address in Tower Hamlets and another two properties in Essex yesterday.

There were 200 designer watches in the haul which detectives are now trying to reunite with their owners.

DC Sal Minhas from Tower Hamlets Crime Squad said: “There was a substantial amount of high value property seized including jewellery and antiques. Enquiries are ongoing to establish the ownership of these items.”

A 73-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of handling stolen goods and has been released on police bail.