Saturday, 25 February 2012

Police gets tough on Wandsworth gang crime

More than a dozen people have been arrested on drugs charges after police conducted a number of dawn raids across the borough. The raids were part of London-wide operation, part of the newly-formed Trident Gang Crime Command, aimed at reducing gang-related crime across the capital. Fifteen properties were targeted in Tooting, Battersea and Wandsworth last Friday and 13 people were arrested as result. While the raids were going on, Safer Neighbourhood Teams in Wandsworth carried out weapon sweeps across the borough. The arrests ranged from drug possession and intent to supply to possession of imitation firearms and ammunition. Borough commander, Chief Superintendent David Chinchen, said: "The violent crime committed by a small minority of people in Wandsworth associated with gangs will not be tolerated.


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