Three men have been charged today with firearms offences after armed police had to fire rounds to stop a car on the A27 near Sussex on Friday.
25 year old Noah Ripley from East Sussex was charged with offences including possesion of a firearm with intent to endanger life. 19 year old Luke Kelly from Catford and 24 year old Tyrone Salih from Orpington's charges included conspiracy to possess a firearm.
All three have been refused bail and will appear at Bromley Magistrates Court later this afternoon.
Fuzz the police dog suffered a deep cut to his eye while helping to catch a suspected armed robber in Downham.
The German Shepherd clung on to the man despite being battered around the head with a metal baton.
Noticing that Fuzz was bleeding heavily from his nose, as well as his eye, he was taken by his handler for emergency veterinary treatment.
Fuzz, who has been with the force since he was 7 weeks old, is expected to make a full recovery.
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.
A man arrested on suspicion of murder has been released with no further action. A woman died after being stabbed in Ilford overnight. She has not yet been formally identified.
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.
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.
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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.
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
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.
Police say today's operation dismantled a well-established, organised criminal network responsible for importing and distributing millions of pounds worth of cocaine.