Armed police have been spotted at a block of flats in Alperton.

Reports have been received of police cars and a helicopter attending the scene near the Ealing Road canal development near Wembley.

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Police arrest seven people on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon and affary

Seven people have been arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon and affary after witnesses reported to the police that a number of people got out of a car, which collided with a wall in Ealing Road, some armed with knives, and chased another male down the street.

Those arrested were located at a nearby event.

The man who was chased was not injured.

Enquiries into the circumstances continue by officers from Brent.

The police said this is not a terrorist incident.

Ealing Road in Alperton
Ealing Road in Alperton (Image: Google Street View)

It was not a terrorist incident the police said

A big police presence was at the scene.

A block has been cordoned with armed police

Armed police have been spotted in the area.

The public are tweeting about an unfolding police operation in Alperton

According to the public on twitter police have gathered new Ealing Road canal development.