Hundreds arrested during Met Police crime crackdown

20:33 27 February 2013

This stun gun was seized in Waltham Forest. Picture: Metropolitan Police

This stun gun was seized in Waltham Forest. Picture: Metropolitan Police

Archant

Almost 400 people have been arrested by officers today during a Metropolitan Police crackdown on criminal activity.

Offences detected during Operation Big Wing have included theft, possession of class A and B drugs, possession with intent to supply, burglary, robbery, handling stolen goods and possession of an offensive weapon.

The arrests include a 35-year-old man detained on suspicion of absconding from prison after he was found hiding in a loft at a house in Beckenham.

It is believed the man had escaped from an open prison in Kent in November 2009 and had been circulated as wanted ever since.

Officers also found around a half of a kilogram of what is believed to be crack cocaine, evidence of its production, white powder - believed to be cutting agent - and around £3,000 cash at an address in Walworth.

A 35-year-old man was arrested at the scene and is currently in custody at a south London police station.

Officers also seized a CS canister and asp from an address in Kingston and a stun gun from a property in Waltham Forest.

Meanwhile, officers in Bromley raided a cannabis factory and seized 80 plants and in Kensington and Chelsea, officers seized more than £35,000 of designer handbags and arrested a woman on suspicion for money laundering and theft

And in Westminster, police seized a Porsche. The vehicle was taken away from the address pending further inquiries. No arrests have been made.

Related articles

Latest Stories from SNAP.PA

We’re keeping up with Kim Kardashian and her never-ending clone selfies.

Read more

A session stylist gives us some tips for great looking party hair that lasts all night.

Read more

Promotions

AGA Living Subscription

Every issue of AGA Living magazine is packed full of celebrity AGA owner interviews, interior and design features, ideas to inspire your culinary imagination, mouth-watering recipes and inspirational shopping ideas.

Dojo gives you hand picked recommendations for events, places and activities in London

Tired of always hearing about some amazing event in London after its gone, missing out on the best activities? That’s where Dojo comes in.

All eyes were on Kate for a sign of the baby bump.

The North West was particularly badly hit, while trees were downed across the country and flights were cancelled at Heathrow.

More than seven months after the start of the trial, Oscar Pistorius is jailed.

The Duchess of Cambridge didn’t look like she was enjoying her first public appearance in two months.

Quirky London