Metropolitan Police – Jan 29, 2018 06:00 GMT
Image of two men sought (Left = suspect one, Right = suspect two)
Detectives investigating a suspected firearms incident in Newham have released CCTV footage of two suspects they want to identify and trace.
On Saturday, 30 December 2017, police received reports that shots had been fired in Butchers Road, Canning Town at around 03:25hrs.
CCTV footage shows a man (suspect two) holding a shotgun whilst chasing another male (suspect one) along the street between parked cars.
Both suspects then returned to Butchers Road a few moments later, at which point suspect one produced a handgun from a bag held by another male.
Suspect one then fired the gun on at least two occasions in the direction of suspect two. No one was injured.
Suspect two was not seen on CCTV discharging a firearm.
Both suspects were pushed back at different times by a male wearing a red top who appeared to be trying to calm the situation.
Suspect one is described as a black male and he was wearing black joggers, black trainers and a black coat with a light-coloured fur hood.
Suspect two is described as a black male and he was wearing a knee-length coat with a hood and baseball cap.
No arrests have been made and enquiries continue.
Detective Constable Sameera Bhatti, of the Newham Gangs and Firearms Unit, said: “We are committed to tackling gun crime and it is paramount that both men are identified so these firearms can be taken off the streets.
“If you were in the area at the time and have any information that could help identify these suspects then please let us know.”
Any witnesses or anyone with information are asked to call Newham officers on 020 8217 5720 or tweet @MetCC. You can also give information anonymously via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online atcrimestoppers-uk.org.