LAWFUEL – A further six arrests have been made this morning (24/8/07) as part of the operation to clamp down on those people who may have been coming to this year’s Carnival to commit crime or cause trouble.
The arrests this morning means a total of nineteen people have now been arrested as part of Razorback – the Met’s pre Notting Hill Carnival Intelligence operation.
Acting with and in support of borough colleagues this disruptive activity will continue throughout the weekend and during the Carnival itself.
Deputy Assistant Commissioner Chris Allison, said:
“This morning’s raids are part of our ongoing operation to arrest or disrupt trouble makers ahead of this year’s Carnival.
“Over the course of the weekend more warrants will be executed, and where we need to people will be arrested.
“Bail conditions will be sought to further reinforce that these people should stay away from Carnival. We will do all we can to stop the small minority from spoiling this vibrant event for the thousands of people who enjoy it every year.”
Arrests 24th August:
Eight search warrants were executed this morning:
Two addresses in Lewisham;
Four addresses in Peckham;
Two addresses in Ealing;
Four arrests were made on suspicion of robbery at the four Peckham addresses; at one of the addresses officers recovered what is thought to be a quantity of Class A drugs and £1000 in cash.
At an address in Ealing there was an arrest made on suspicion of being in possession of a stolen mobile phone.
Arrests 23rd August:
On the evening of 23rd August 2007 an operation was carried out the Specialist Firearms OCU in Islington. One person was arrested on suspicion of immigration offences and officers recovered what is believed to be a cs canister.
Two search warrants were executed under the Misuse of Drugs Act in Ealing Borough. At one address a 15-year-old male was arrested for suspicion of possession of Class C drugs. He has been taken to a west London police station.
Four search warrants were executed under the Misuse of Drugs Act in and around the Croydon area. Two people, aged 25 and 50 were cautioned for possession of cannabis.
Three search warrants were executed under the Misuse of Drugs Act in the Southwark area. A 16 year old was arrested in Camberwell for possession of a CS canister. He is in custody at a south London Police Station.
A search warrant was executed under the Misuse of Drugs Act in the Hackney area and arrested a 23-year-old man under the Proceeds of Crime Act. No drugs were found at the address but officers seized £2000 in cash.
Four men were arrested at their home addresses in Lewisham on suspicion of going equipped to steal.
17-year-old male arrested at an address in Peckham on suspicion of possession of a number of prohibited weapons. He has been bailed till early October.
A 17-year-old male arrested at his home address in Peckham on suspicion of possession of a prohibited weapon under Section 5 of the Firearms Act. He has been bailed.
Two men were arrested at their home addresses in Peckham. One was arrested on suspicion of possession of CS and the other arrested on suspicion of possession of class C drugs. Four addresses in the Peckham area were searched and officers recovered what is believed to be a replica 9mm handgun; two CS gas canisters; £3,000; a quantity of class A drugs and a quantity of class C drugs. Both men arrested have been bailed to return.