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Gangs in London 'spreading wings' to deal drugs across UK

Gangs from London are increasingly "spreading their wings" to seek markets for drugs in other parts of the country, a Metropolitan Police officer has warned. A notorious gang was targeted in a series of early morning raids across London yesterday.

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Notorious gang targeted in a series of police raids

A notorious gang has been targeted in a series of early morning raids across the UK. Classed as one of the most high harm criminal networks in London, the Guns and Shanks group is involved in drug dealing and serious violence including attempted murder.

This morning's police raid in south London Credit: ITV News

Police carried out a series of early morning raids today, including 12 warrants in London and another 11 elsewhere - including two in the Thames Valley, one in Essex, one in Bedfordshire and two in Scotland.

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