Operation Trafalgar begins

Police officers have been highly visible in central London today, as the Metropolitan Police launched a crack-down on crime in the West End.

'Operation Trafalgar' is designed to tackle crime, disorder and anti-social behaviour in the heart of London.

An officer uses special podium to monitor crowds in the West End.
An officer uses special podium to monitor crowds in the West End. Credit: London Tonight
Police stop a car in the West End
Unlicensed vehicles are stopped by police using automatic number plate recognition equipment. Credit: London Tonight

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West End Crime Crack-Down

The Metropolitan Police are launching a new initiative to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour in the West End.