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Multiple arrests following City Police weekend of action

  • City of London Police held two days of action on the weekend before Christmas

  • Multiple arrests were made for drink and drug related offences

  • More than 50 cars were stopped on City streets

Four people have been arrested for drink and drug related offences during a weekend of action in the Square Mile.

A joint operation between uniformed policing and the force’s special constabulary was held on the weekend of Friday 22 and Saturday 23 December 2017 in various locations across the City.

During the operation which was held to enforce road safety and to disrupt criminal activity, 57 vehicles were stopped as a result of automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) and moving traffic offences.

The successful days of action led to two people being arrested for possession with the intent to supply class B drugs, one for drink driving and also one arrest for an individual who was wanted on warrant. Two vehicles were also seized and 29 breath tests and 7 drug wipes were carried out over the two days.

Inspector Ray Marskell, from the City of London Police Uniformed Policing Directorate, said:

“This operation was extremely successful thanks to the combined efforts and expertise of two City of London Police units. We work closely with partners to make the City’s roads safer for all users.

“We deployed and engaged as a team successfully and prevented any reports of associated crime during our hours of work. It is a great example of how we use creative and innovative ideas to respond to the concerns of the public.

“Drug dealing and possession are often linked to violent crime and anti-social behaviour so there are severe consequences for those who engage in this type of crime. However, crimes of violence are thankfully rare in the city but we are not complacent and we continue to tackle violent crime with zero tolerance.”

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