Officers arrested a 17 year old in Rainham last night after reports of a male seen in possession of a knife on Frederick Road.
A knife was recovered nearby and the male is currently is custody.
A Met police spokesperson told the Havering Daily:
“Police were called at approximately 22:45hrs on Friday, 3 September to reports of a male seen in possession of a knife in the vicinity of Frederick Road, Rainham.
“Officers attended and a 17-year-old male was arrested on suspicion of possession of an offensive weapon; he remains in custody.
“A knife was recovered nearby.”
Enquiries into the circumstances are ongoing.