Police arrest eight in Harrow as part of London-wide operation

Eight people were arrested as part of a London-wide operation to prevent cross border crime in the borough.

A total of 35 Harrow police officers took part in Operation Lockdown last week which included the use of automatic number plate recognition technology to identify vehicles driven by suspected criminals.

One of those arrested was suspected burglar who is believed to have been involved in break-ins in the counties and London, who was found in possession of 20 wraps of Class A drugs when stopped by police.

Three people were arrested for handling stolen goods, another for possession of Class A drugs and one for breach of an anti-social behaviour order.

Chief Inspector Gary Warby said: "We are determined to disrupt criminals who use the road network to commit crime.

"Operations like this ensure that we can stop and effectively disrupt these individuals and prevent their movement across Harrow and into neighbouring boroughs and counties.

"Last week's operation showed how this can work to catch offenders and make our communities safer."

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5:27pm Tue 3 Jun 14

Sonoo Malkani says...

This really is a sweet result for Harrow Police having focussed their attack on criminals last week, in Operation Lockdown.The use of ANPR (Automatic Number Plate Recognition) always seems to pay off handsomely.Great to know we have eight less criminals roaming our streets.Every single criminal is one too many!

It's worth noting that these criminals had different agendas for operating---some were into drug dealing others into burglary and anti-social behaviour.I am sure they will have got the message that crime is not welcome in Harrow nor in any of our neighbouring boroughs.We will make it too hot for them here.

Cross border work by the police is always more beneficial and makes our boroughs harder to target by the criminal fraternity.Keep up the good work,Harrow Police!
This really is a sweet result for Harrow Police having focussed their attack on criminals last week, in Operation Lockdown.The use of ANPR (Automatic Number Plate Recognition) always seems to pay off handsomely.Great to know we have eight less criminals roaming our streets.Every single criminal is one too many! It's worth noting that these criminals had different agendas for operating---some were into drug dealing others into burglary and anti-social behaviour.I am sure they will have got the message that crime is not welcome in Harrow nor in any of our neighbouring boroughs.We will make it too hot for them here. Cross border work by the police is always more beneficial and makes our boroughs harder to target by the criminal fraternity.Keep up the good work,Harrow Police! Sonoo Malkani
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9:53am Fri 6 Jun 14

diligaf says...

Ohh dear sonny winging again, the Police only doing the job they are paid very handsomley for by tax payers money....
Ohh dear sonny winging again, the Police only doing the job they are paid very handsomley for by tax payers money.... diligaf
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