Armed officers from the Metropolitan Police stormed a flat in Battersea early this morning (June 6) in a raid they said was part of an ongoing "firearms" operation.

Residents of the Winstanley Estate on Grant Road in Battersea reported loud noises sometime after 4am that police later confirmed was there officers forcing entry into a flat on the estate.

Three people — two men and one woman — were arrested by police in the raid, which was "not terror related" according to Wandsworth MPS.

In a statement posted to Twitter just before 11am a spokesperson for the borough police force said:

"Early Morning Raid - Winstanley Estate.

"At approximately 04:30hrs on Saturday 6 June, officers, including firearms officers, executed a warrant at an address in Grant Road, Battersea." 

"The noise that was heard in the local area was linked to officers forcing entry to the address.

"The warrant was linked to an ongoing operation into firearms. It is not terror related.

"Three people – two men and one woman – have been arrested and remain in custody.

"No reports of any injuries and no shots fired."

Police remain in the area at present, the statement added.