A 55-YEAR-OLD man has appeared in court charged with multiple offences after police said allegedly found hundreds of guns.

Mick Shepherd, of Wentworth Drive, Dartford, is charged with conspiracy to sell or transfer prohibited weapons and conspiracy to put people in fear.

He is also charged with conspiracy to sell or transfer prohibited ammunition and possession of prohibited weapons.

He was remanded at Highbury Corner Magistrates' Court to appear at the Old Bailey on December 18.

On Wednesday morning, about 30 officers from the Met's Operation Trident - which investigates gun crime in London's black community - stormed two homes and a business in and around Dartford, Kent.

Officers from the Met Police's Operation Trident unit, which investigates gun crime in the black community, raided two residential and one business address on Wednesday.

"Hundreds and hundreds" of guns - including pump-action shotguns, revolvers, M16 automatic and semi-automatic weapons, antique weapons and live ammunition - were allegedly found in a suburban house opposite a primary school in Kent.

The operation - codenamed Mokpo - was launched 18 months ago following a spate of shootings in north London involving rival gangs.

Law enforcement agencies in the US have carried out simultaneous raids in New Jersey, which led to the questioning of a 40-year-old man.