Police raids across London in licensing crackdown

Off-licenses and shops that flout licensing laws are being targeted by the Met. Credit: PA

The Metropolitan Police are deploying 3,000 officers in a 48-hour crackdown on rogue licensed premises in London.

Operation Condor, which started at 8am on Friday and is due to finish at 8am tomorrow, is targeting clubs, pubs, off-licenses, shops and illegal minicabs that flout licensing rules, as well as checking brothels and massage parlours for sex worker cards.

So far, over 170 people have been arrested for more than 230 offences including drugs, robbery, possession of offensive weapons, theft, burglary and immigration offences.