Two men have been jailed after a gun factory was discovered at a property.

Police recovered 25 firearms after raiding an address in Hadley Road in the north of Enfield in July 2020.

The Metropolitan Police says some of the the firearms seized were loaded and that they were mainly antique revolvers.

A firearm workshop was located in the kitchen, which included a bullet moulding press, lathes, bullet cases and bullet heads, and other component parts.

Enquiries showed evidence that ammunition was being manufactured at the property and the Met's investigation revealed the firearms were being purchased from legitimate antique firearm dealers from various locations around the UK, prior to being sold on with ammunition.

Police say it was led to the address in Hadley Road after initial investigations into gun violence - which saw ten firearms seized from different individuals - identified the use of antique type firearms with home-made ammunition.

Enfield Independent: Gun and ammunition recovered. Credit: Met PoliceGun and ammunition recovered. Credit: Met Police

During the Hadley Road raid, Marcel Barry, 27, was arrested at the scene and went on to plead guilty to conspiracy to transfer prohibited firearms.

Bradley McBurnie, 27, of Kings Road, Edmonton, pleaded guilty to the same charge after being arrested following an armed police raid at his home.

Barry was sentenced on March 24 to 11 years in prison while McBurnie will serve seven years.

Enfield Independent: Firearms recovered. Credit: Met PoliceFirearms recovered. Credit: Met Police

Detective Inspector Glenn Butler, from specialist crime, said: "The seizure of these guns and the closure of an ammunition factory has contributed strongly to our long-term strategy of reducing violence and gun crime in London. An organised network and supply chain of guns with ammunition, into London gangs has been dismantled.

"As part of this strategy, we work closely with partners to reduce the availability of guns and we are seizing opportunities to disrupt the supply through the dark web."