(LONDON) MET Winters Night Operation Report: Officers from across the Met increased their activity to clamp down on violence with 2,000 arrests #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Jan.13: These results were achieved by officers deploying to hotspot locations to tackle violence and robbery in the run up to Christmas. Officers flooded specific areas based on intelligence, and carried out proactive operations to prevent these crimes from happening in the first place.

#AceDailyNews MET Officers Crackdown on violent crime during festive season results in 2,000 arrests

Officers carrying out high visibility patrols

13 January 2022 06:00

The five-week operation, which ran between 1 December and 9 January, resulted in:

111 knives removed from the streets;

66 other offensive weapons seized;

14 firearms recovered;

402 other illegal items, such as drugs, seized:

3,041 engagements, including community meetings and events with young people, where officers listened to local concerns and gave crime prevention advice;

385 licensing visits, to ensure these premises are a safe environment, helping to reduce night time economy crime;

2,048 arrests for various violence-related offences, including sexual offences.

There was a strong focus on tackling violence against women and girls and preventing predatory offending. High-visibility patrols were carried out to reassure local communities and protect the public, and officers worked alongside the newly-formed Town Centre Teams to target alcohol-related crime within the night time economy.

Officers also cracked down on high harm offenders, carrying out 95 arrest warrants, as well as conducting numerous weapon sweeps to find hidden or discarded weapons.

Commander Alex Murray, the Met’s violence lead, said:

” The festive season can bring unique challenges to policing, however our top priority continues to be suppressing violence; stopping people getting hurt; and saving lives.

“Winter Nights was an extension of our ongoing activity, and last year we saw positive reductions across violent crime categories, including a 32 per cent decrease in knife crime*. We are absolutely determined to maintain that downward trend as we head into 2022.

“To help us achieve this, it is crucial that Londoners tell us, or the independent charity Crimestoppers, about any information they have about violent crime. We must all work together to stop violence and the devastation it causes to families and wider communities.”

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Last year, January to December 2021 (Calendar Year), compared to the same period prior to the pandemic in 2019, saw:

Homicides decrease by 13% (19 fewer victims) 

Knife crime decrease by 32% (4,914 fewer offences) 

Knife crime with injury decrease by 20% (790 fewer victims) 

Knife Injury (victims under 25 and non-DA) decrease by 27% (456 fewer victims) 

Personal robbery decrease by 44% (16,170 fewer victims) 

Personal robbery knife injury decrease by 34% (186 fewer victims) 

Gun crime decrease by 35% (741 fewer offences) 

Lethal barrel discharges decrease by 21% (58 fewer offences) 

Despite these reductions, we know there is more to do. Our determination to tackle these crimes remains strong and we will continue to work with our partners, and use every power and tactic available, to serve and protect our communities. 

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If you have any information about knife crime, please contact police or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 – your anonymity is guaranteed. They are a totally independent charity and you remain 100 per cent anonymous, they never ask your name and they cannot trace your call, your IP address or device you use. Alternatively, visit their website https://crimestoppers-uk.org/.

No detail you might have is too small – every bit of information helps towards the fight against violence in London. It can feel like a hard call, but it could save a life. If you are worried about someone you suspect may be carrying a knife or other weapon, advice and support is also available through organisations including Knife Free https://www.knifefree.co.uk/ge… Fearless: https://www.fearless.org/en

#AceNewsDesk report …………Published: Jan.14: 2022:

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(LONDON) MET Violent Crime Taskforce Report: As part of Met-wide efforts to drive down violence and related crime, a proactive operation in Croydon and Bromley has resulted in 154 arrests and the recovery of a number of offensive weapons #AceNewsDesk report

#AceNewsReport – Apr.29: Between February and April, officers from various commands across the Met carried out a series of patrols and weapon sweeps. Specialist drug detection dogs and Automatic Number Plate Recognition technology were also used to reassure local communities as part of efforts to prevent and respond to violence in all its forms:

MET Crackdown: Over 150 arrests made in 3-month op to tackle violence in south London: In response to a spate of unrelated stabbings on the borough, the Violent Crime Taskforce (VCTF) joined local officers over a ten-week period to provide additional resilience, supporting the borough and mitigating the threat caused by serious violence.

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A total of 289 stops were carried out, leading to the arrest of 154 individuals for offences including possession of an offensive weapon and possession with intent to supply Class A drugs: Numerous weapons were recovered during the operation, including a firearm and 29 knives.

As the result of one stop in Croydon Road, Penge on 3 February, two males were searched and found to have drugs on them; this led to the search of a nearby address they were linked to and officers recovered over £18,000 in cash.

On 11 February officers located a vehicle in the Bromley area which had been linked to an earlier incident involving criminal damage to a car. Two males were arrested after a large machete, baseball bat, and sling shot with ball bearings were found inside the vehicle.

Officers discovered the gun during the search of a Purley address on 17 March. A large quantity of suspected Class A drugs were also found. Two males were arrested at the property.

Inspector Leon Coltress, from the VCTF, said: “What we are able to do with our resources is to swiftly mobilise a specialised team of highly trained officers to deal directly with an emerging issue in any area of London. 

“The results following this recent focus in Croydon and Bromley are plain to see. It is clear this activity has had a significant impact on efforts to tackle violent crime in the area. The significant number of arrests also demonstrates the value of intelligence-led stop and search. 

“Residents will have seen officers not only dealing with but also preventing crime, and will hopefully have been reassured by their presence and felt safer as a result. It’s essential we all work together to help protect our communities.”

This was a joint operation involving proactive activity by Violence Suppression Units, the Violent Crime Taskforce, Dogs Support Unit, Armed Response Vehicles and the Roads and Transport Policing Command.

Hard calls save lives. Are you close to someone on the fringes of knife crime? Do the right thing, please give information, 100 per cent anonymously, through the independent charity Crimestoppers. 

No piece of information about knife crime is insignificant or too small. Any information you give to Crimestoppers can make a difference in reducing knife crime and the harm it causes to families.

#AceNewsDesk report …….Published: Apr.29: 2021:

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