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Met bosses quizzed on policing in the capital

Craig Mackey
Metropolitan Deputy Commissioner, Craig Mackey, will be quizzed by the London Assembly. Credit: Ian Nicholson/PA Wire

The Deputy Met Commissioner, Craig Mackey, and the Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime, Stephen Greenhalgh, will be questioned by members of the London Assembly on policing in the capital.

Questions are expected to focus on the detention of children in police custody, the review of victim services, hate crime, domestic extremism and the way terror suspects are dealt with.

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Police raids recover more than 1,000 mobile phones

More than 1,000 suspected stolen mobile phones, have been recovered by police along with cash, drugs and weapons. It follows a major crackdown on thieves who target the public across London. 561 people were arrested.

The ‘Big Wing’ operation targets suspected thieves and those handling stolen goods Credit: Met Police

Dawn raids targeted suspected thieves and in Bexley alone officers seized more than 700 suspected stolen mobile phones. A large quantity of suspected Class A drugs were also found, along with £6,000 cash.

Personal theft is up 12% in the year ending June 2013 Credit: Met Police

'Sophisticated, well oiled' drugs ring dismantled

Today's arrests are the culmination of a lot of planning and hard work. We have dismantled what was a sophisticated, well oiled, well established operation involving a network of criminals from the cargo handlers to the couriers to the distributors all the way up to the top of the pile.

– Det Supt Stephen Ratcliffe, Serious, Organised and Economic Crime Command

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Cocaine flown to Heathrow and 'moved by cargo handlers'

Police say large quantities of near pure cocaine were recovered with a street value totalling many millions of pounds.

  • The drugs would come in to London Heathrow in cargo containers on flights from Mexico City
  • Once the aircraft arrived into the terminal, cargo handlers would quickly remove the drugs, which were boxed inside the cargo container, before it was moved on
  • Couriers would then liaise with the cargo handlers and collect the drugs and pass them onto the criminals responsible for distributing the drugs to local dealers

Operation to smash international drug ring recovers cocaine worth millions

Met Police Officers have carried out a series of co-ordinated raids on homes in London and the South East as part of an operation to smash an international drugs smuggling ring.

Large quantities of near pure cocaine were recovered
Large quantities of near pure cocaine were recovered Credit: Met Police

Police say today's operation dismantled a well-established, organised criminal network responsible for importing and distributing millions of pounds worth of cocaine.

The drugs had a street value of millions of pounds
The drugs had a street value of millions of pounds Credit: Met Police

Police appeal to trace missing boy

The Met are searching for a 14-year-old boy who has not been seen since Friday 4 October.

Semi Suka, from Uxbridge, was last seen wearing his school uniform at Uxbridge High School at around 3.15pm on Friday 4 October.

Semi Suka was last seen on Friday afternoon Credit: Met Police

He told friends he was going to KFC in Uxbridge and police think he may have gone into Uxbridge Town Centre.

The school uniform he was wearing consists of black trousers, a white shirt and black blazer with a black and yellow tie. He was also carrying a blue and red bag.

Police want anyone with information on Semi to call Uxbridge Police on 0208 246 1524, the police non-emergency line on 101 or Missing People on 116 000.

Stabbing causes "potentially life threatening injuries" in Edgware

Police were called byLondon Ambulance Service just before midnight yesterday toreports of a GBH at Hankins Lane at the junction with Courtland Avenue, NW7

On arrival police discovered a 22-year-old man with a stab wound to the stomach. He was taken by ambulance to hospital. His injuries are described as potentially life threatening.

Three men have been arrested in connection with this incident on suspicion of attempted murder. They have been taken to a north London police station.

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