Armed police swooped on a home in Belgravia to foil a raid in one of London's most exclusive areas.

Distraction devices including smoke grenades were thrown during the incident to stop the break-in at a house in upmarket Eaton Place.

Members of the Met Police's special project team led the "pro-active operation" which was "pre-planned and intelligence led".

No shots were fired and no firearms were recovered from the scene.

Four men were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit burglary after they allegedly entered the home.

The men were taken to a central London police station on Tuesday afternoon where they remain in custody.

The square - which includes Grade II listed white stucco facades - is home to a host of high-profile names including the Duke of Westminster and the Duchess of York.

Fashion designer Petra Ecclestone - daughter of Bernie Ecclestone - also owned a property there, and other previous residents include Russian business tycoon Roman Abramovic and James Bond actor Sir Roger Moore.