A man has been charged with firearm offences following a proactive police operation in Stanmore.

Hrithik Sakaria, 19, of Ruth Close, Stanmore has been charged with unlawful possession of a shotgun, two handguns and ammunition after a search warrant on Monday (August 19).

A Firearms Act warrant was executed in the early morning of Monday, with Mr Sakaria and a 38-year-old woman being arrested the same day.

Mr Sakaria was charged the same day, the 38-year-old woman has been released under investigation.

He was kept in custody and is expected to appear at Willesden Magistrates’ Court on September 20, 2019.