Burglaries in Redbridge ‘drop by 15 per cent’ after police crackdown

Burglaries in the borough have dropped 15 per cent thanks to a new operation by police.

The Met Police began Operation Lantern in June to tackle burglaries through overt and covert operations with uniformed and plain clothes officers. As a result, the borough has seen a 15 per cent reduction in burglaries on the same period last year.

Operation Lantern has also resulted in 50 arrests and executed 15 search warrants.

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. We will continue to target the people handling stolen property in the same way as targeting those committing burglaries. I want the people of Redbridge to know that we will continue to use various tactics and police resources to target this issue.”

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