A STASH of weapons has been discovered behind a Hounslow bingo hall, near an area notorious for drug dealing.
Police unearthed two knives in the area behind Gala Bingo, in Staines Road (pictured above), during a routine search.
Officers also found three metal poles hidden beneath bushes behind the Treaty Centre, in nearby Grove Road.
Police believe the weapons were hidden by gangs operating in and around the town centre, so they could arm themselves if necessary.
The searches were carried out as part of Operation Blunt, a London-wide initiative to tackle knife crime.