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Tower Hamlets supports police raids

"We have been pleased to support the police in their activities this morning. This operation has targeted persistent offenders whose actions have had serious implications for their victims.

"Tower Hamlets Council is committed to tackling crime, with local partnership working such as this operation with the police making a real difference for local people."

– Lutfur Rahman, Mayor of Tower Hamlets

Met promises further arrests

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."

– Detective Chief Inspector Des McHugh

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Met carries out massive raid operation

Police officers carrying out a raid. Credit: Metropolitan Police

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.

Some of the stolen property that was recovered. Credit: Metropolitan Police
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