More than 200 officers were involved in dawn raids in west London this morning after complaints from residents about suspected drug dealing. Co-ordinated raids took place at 20 properties in Hillingdon. 17 people were arrested for allegedly supplying Class A drugs.
Today's results are the culmination of a meticulously planned operation highlighting the commitment of officers in targeting drug dealing and anti-social behaviour which is adversely affecting the lives of law-abiding residents in Hillingdon.
Their actions have a huge impact on our community as a whole and this operation has stopped them in their tracks.
Of all the regions in the UK, London had the highest proportion (22%) of people for whom English was not their first language (in the North East it was as low as 3%). And within the city, Newham stands out the most, with 41% of the population speaking a language other than English.
In all but three of the London boroughs - the City of London, Richmond Upon Thames, and Hillingdon - more than 100 languages were listed as main languages.
And Ealing now has the highest number of Polish speakers, at 6% of their population. Polish is now the second most common mother-tongue across the UK - with 546,000 speakers throughout the country.
Hillingdon Police are very concerned for the safety of an 11 year old missing girl.
Jade Green, aged 11 was last seen on Thursday afternoon, on Uxbridge High Street.
She is described as being 5ft 2ins tall, with shoulder length dark brown hair and of slim build.
She was last seen wearing a green hoodie, a yellow top with 'Who?' written on the front, blue jeans and pink and white flat shoes with flowers on.
Detective Sergeant Glyn Jones relased this message for Jade:
"Jade, please make contact with either your family or the police. You are not in any trouble we just want to know you are safe. Your family are worried about you and if you do not want to return home then please let your family or the police know you are safe and well."
"I also appeal to the public to help us in tracing her. If anyone has seen Jade or has any information on her whereabouts they are urged to contact police."
Anyone with information should call Hillingdon Police on 0208 246 1466 or dial 101.
Detectives want to speak to the man shown in the e-fit above in connection with the attempted rape of a woman in Hounslow in the early hours on Sunday 13th May.
The 35-year-old woman was walking home from Hounslow East underground station following a night out when she was approached by a man, believed to be in his 20's.
He is described as Asian, of a slim build, and spoke with a foreign accent.
He grabbed the woman and pushed her to the floor, and attempted to pull off her clothing. He then ran off towards Kingsley Road.
Anyone with information is being urged to call the Hounslow and Hillingdon Sapphire Unit on 0208 721 3951.
Detective Sergeant Nicki Beecher, of Hounslow Sapphire Unit, said:
"This was a frightening attack on a woman making her way home. The victim showed remarkable bravery in confronting the suspect, causing him to run away. We urge anyone who recognises the man to come forward and speak to us."