Pensioners 'relief' after stolen computers returned
Nicholas Mitchison, 85, and his wife Lorna, 81, talk about how they were helped by Operation Carbon after thieves targeted their home last year. Their computers were recovered in a previous series of raids that the Met carried out.
The Met Police has said they will continue to a carry out raids on suspected criminals in North and East London where today's searches took place. This morning's operation was carried out in conjunction with Tower Hamlets Council.
"These arrests follow a lengthy intelligence-led operation designed to combat criminal networks within Tower Hamlets and the surrounding boroughs. "The operation has targeted those concerned in burglary, robbery, handling stolen goods and drugs. Other key suspects have previously been arrested and there will be further searches and arrests to come."
The Metropolitan Police has carried out the largest ever number of coordinated raids on addresses in London this morning involving over 1000 officers. 75 addresses were targeted as police aimed to arrest suspects believed to be involved in burglary and drug offences.
The raids, which are part of the Met's Operation Carbon, seized a haul of electrical goods, including smart phones and laptops, which are all believed to have been stolen from across London.