A man has been arrested after officers were rushed to the scene to reports of shots fired.

Crime scenes were in place last night (October 17) after reports of a firearm discharged in Brent Street, Hendon.

Police say that no one was injured and enquires are ongoing to establish if a firearm was actually discharged.

But cordons were put in place around Brent Street and surrounding areas such as Sutton Parade – near the junction of Johns Avenue.

Armed officers were at the scene and a man remains in custody after he was arrested in a nearby address on suspicion of possessing a firearm.

The Metropolitan Police say that a firearm was discovered and has been taken for forensic testing.

A statement continued: “On searching the address, officers discovered items that appeared to be grenades; these have been assessed and are not viable devices.”

After the suspected grenades were found, surrounding properties were cleared while work was carried out.

The Met said: “These cordons have now been lifted and we thank residents for their patience during this time.”

The force has said that investigations continue to determine the circumstances of the incident, but added there is “nothing to suggest” at this stage that the act was a hate crime or linked to terrorism.