1. ITV Report

Met Police launch new crackdown on street crime

The Metropolitan Police Photo:

Over 1300 police officers are busy working across London today, targeting key figures in organised criminal networks, gang members and street-level offenders.

Operation Stimtone 2 is the largest day of action the Met Police has ever put together to tackle criminals specifically by investigating their financial activities.

360 separate operations are scheduled throughout the day with officers from the 32 London boroughs dedicated to catching a variety of criminals.

Drug dealing, trafficking and prostitution, money laundering, rogue landlords, vehicle documentation fraud, handling stolen goods, conspiracy to defraud charities, as well as seizing assets and confiscating money from criminals are high on the agenda.

What will the police be doing?

  • Enforcing confiscation orders for large sums of money
  • Seizing cash and assets from criminals
  • Restraining criminals assets so they cannot be moved out of the country
  • Arresting suspects for a wide range of offences and investigating their finances
  • Using cash detection dogs to sniff out hidden money

You can follow the key results on Twitter @metpoliceuk.

The hashtag throughout the day will be #opstimtone.