Rumours were swirling yesterday about a possible armed incident in Shepherd's Bush, but it seems actually to have been something in King Street, although no less serious for that. Here's what the Police have just told me:
Police were called at approximately 15:17hrs on Monday, 27th February to reports of a cash in transit armed robbery outside a bank in King Street, W6.
It is understood the suspect drew a handgun to the security guard demanding the cash box he was holding. The security guard handed over the cash box.
The suspect then ran off to a waiting vehicle.
A number of arrests have been made and enquiries continue.
Detectives from the Flying Squad will be investigating.
1340 UPDATE - It seems that subsequent arrests were made following the intervention of the police helicopter outside Bansted Court in East Acton. The Chronicle is reporting that a dramatic sounding "armed stand off" ensued - but there is no confirmation of this from Police records.