Shotgun Found In Playground

Police are checking if a shotgun found in a children's play area in Hackney's been used in any crimes.

After getting a tip-off, officers used a metal detector and sniffer dog to search the Apples and Pears play area in the park on Pearson Street.

They found the gun buried 20cm under the ground.

It was wrapped in cloth and broken into three working parts; officers also discovered ammunition.