Burglaries drop by 22 per cent in Redbridge

Burglaries in the borough have dropped 22 per cent thanks to a new two-month operation by police.

The Met Police began Operation Lantern on June 19 to tackle burglaries through overt and covert operations with uniformed and plain clothes officers.

As a result, the borough has seen a 22 per cent reduction in burglaries on the same period last year.

The operation has resulted in more than 70 arrests and the execution of 20 search warrants.

The police have also conducted automatic number plate reader operations to target those coming by vehicle to the borough.

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Sgt Matt Taylor said: “This is a fantastic achievement from all officers involved. It has seen various burglars being given custodial sentences and we have recovered property from burglaries.

“I want the people of Redbridge to know that we will continue to use various tactics and police resources to target those that intend on committing burglary or crime in Redbridge.”

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