Bexley police - working to combat drug dealing - have successfully executed three search warrants.

Operation Rose was launched in Belvedere and police executed the warrants in Ambrooke Road, Upper Abbey Road and Lower Park Road on May 15.

Safer Neighbourhoods officers were assisted by the Met dog’s unit - two men in their twenties were found to be in possession of cannabis and issued with cannabis warnings.

A 22-year-old from Walworth was arrested at an address in Ambrooke Road after he was found in possession of bags full of cannabis. He was taken to Bexleyheath police station where admitted the offence and has been cautioned.

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Inspector Russell Jones, in charge of Safer Neighbourhoods police in Bexley said: "Our officers have launched Operation Rose following intelligence and concerns brought to our attention by those who live and work in the area where the warrants were executed.

"We will be increasing our presence in the area to discourage and arrest anyone selling drugs".

If you have any concerns about crime in your local area, please contact your local Safer Neighbourhoods teams - all their contact details are available on the Metropolitan Police website - alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.