An armed man who ran from police before he was caught in a park has been jailed for five years.

Aristotle Omar, 23, of Wellington Avenue, Edmonton, left his home on March 5 carrying a black Armani man bag.

Inside the bag was a revolver and five rounds of ammunition.

Omar was witnesses entering an alleyway from Wellington Avenue to Eastbournia Avenue, and police say he still had the bag on him as he entered Barrowfield Close.

As he ran through Barrowfield Close, police lost sight of him, but armed officers spotted him and chased him down an alleyway onto Montagu Road.

He was caught in a a park area just of Zambezi Drive - but he did not have the bag on him.

Police searched the area looking for the black bag and officers found what they were looking for in Barrowfield Close.

The Met says it had been raining and the ground was soaked, but the bag they found was dry suggesting it had only just been dumped there.

Omar was arrested on suspicion of being in possession of a firearm and charged the following day.

On May 6, Omar appeared at Wood Green Crown Court where he pleaded guilty to the charge.

On Wednesday May 13, he was jailed for five years.

Detective Inspector Glenn Butler, from the Met’s specialist crime orth team, said: "As part of an investigation into firearm offences, my team were able to arrest Omar and recover a firearm and ammunition that could very easily have been used to seriously injure or kill someone.

"Thanks to a lot of proactive work, with the support of colleagues from the Met’s firearms command, we were able to arrest him safely and recover a lethal weapon.

"The evidence placed in front of Omar was indisputable and he pleaded guilty.

"This saved a lot of time, allowing my officers to return back to their duties, continuing to target those involved in serious firearm criminality, retrieving further dangerous weapons from our streets and protecting those that live in London."