More than 200 people were arrested over a seven day period in May, in continued efforts by the police to tackle violent crime.
The Territorial Support Group and the Dog Support Unit worked in conjunction with local teams on a number of operations across several London boroughs, including Hammersmith & Fulham, making a total of 222 arrests between Monday 11 and Sunday 17 May
Police tactics against violent crime in London include intelligence led stop and search and targeted patrols to disrupt crime in known hot spot areas and locations. This particular operation took place across Enfield, Haringey, Hackney, Tower Hamlets, Lewisham, Greenwich, Bromley, Westminster, Hammersmith and Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea and resulted in:
– 222 arrests made
– 5 firearms recovered
– 26 knives recovered
– 29 other offensive weapons recovered
– 206 drug seizures
Superintendent Emma Richards, from the Met’s Taskforce, said:
“60 offensive weapons are now off London’s streets, as well as a vast amount of drugs, both of which could cause much harm to the public. The Senior Leadership Team for the Taskforce is very proud of the officers on our command, we could not ask for more.
“We will continue to exploit all tactics and powers available to us to suppress violence.”
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