Arrests made in Redbridge as part of crime crackdown

Crime scene police cordon

Crime scene police cordon - Credit: Archant

Two arrests were made in Redbridge as part of a crackdown on crime across east London.

Officers across nine east London Boroughs were involved in a proactive policing initiative yesterday as part of Operation Lockdown.

Police made 41 arrests on suspicion of offences including burglary, robbery, handling stolen goods, possession of an offensive weapon, possession with intent to supply drugs and theft.

As part of the sweep, officers stopped 513 vehicles, searched 117, seized 33 cars and issued 14 fixed penalty notices.

Offences included burglary, robbery, handling stolen goods, possession of an offensive weapon, possession with intent to supply drugs and theft.


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In Redbridge, two arrests were made on suspicion of drug offences and breach of bail.

The operation saw officers from Hackney, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest, Redbridge, Newham, Barking and Dagenham, Enfield, Havering and Haringey boroughs out in force to target offenders using the road network across east London.

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Uniformed and plain clothes police were supported by specialist officers from the Met’s Roads Policing Unit, ANPR (Automatic Number Plate Recognition) Units, Territorial Support Group and the Dog Section.

Temporary Ch Insp Martin Kirby, from Barking and Dagenham, said: “This operation has been very successful. We have utilised the knowledge of local officers who have used crime figures and feedback from their local communities to plan where we have deployed our resources. My aim has been to provide a reassuring presence within our communities and to tackle offenders using the roads.”

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