New Lewisham police operation targets borough's top offenders

New Lewisham police operations targets borough's top offenders

New Lewisham police operations targets borough's top offenders

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Lewisham police have launched a new operation to tackle the borough's most prolific robbers, burglars and drug dealers.

So far, 14 people have been arrested under Operation Yarra for offences including burglary, artifice burglary, theft, robbery, possession of a firearm and possession of drugs with intent to supply. 

Officers have also seized class B drugs with a total street value of £10,000  in Lee.
 
Raids have been carried out in Downham's Geraint Road and Shroffold Road, along with Stoneycroft Close and Kimbolton Close in Lee.

Detective Chief Inspector Barry Smith, in charge of the operation, said: "I want burglars, robbers and drug dealers in Lewisham to understand that we will be targeting them, making a concerted effort to arrest and bring them to justice. 

"We will be targeting a number of areas across the borough were police officers both in plain clothes and uniform will be working to disrupt criminal activities. 

"We will leave no stone unturned and will focus our resources on operation Yarra until we are satisfied that we have arrested and disrupted all our top, prolific offenders."

Anyone with information about crime should call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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11:43am Thu 7 Aug 14

Brook says...

They don't even know who the worst offenders are because they never catch them
They don't even know who the worst offenders are because they never catch them Brook
  • Score: -15

11:48am Thu 7 Aug 14

sarfflondonbird says...

Unfortunately, there are plenty 'un caught' offenders now where I live, wish they would come and remove them.
Unfortunately, there are plenty 'un caught' offenders now where I live, wish they would come and remove them. sarfflondonbird
  • Score: -15

12:07pm Thu 7 Aug 14

Gypo.Joe says...

sarfflondonbird wrote:
Unfortunately, there are plenty 'un caught' offenders now where I live, wish they would come and remove them.
Go turn ya self in then you idiot.
[quote][p][bold]sarfflondonbird[/bold] wrote: Unfortunately, there are plenty 'un caught' offenders now where I live, wish they would come and remove them.[/p][/quote]Go turn ya self in then you idiot. Gypo.Joe
  • Score: 30

1:40pm Fri 8 Aug 14

sarfflondonbird says...

Gypo.Joe wrote:
sarfflondonbird wrote:
Unfortunately, there are plenty 'un caught' offenders now where I live, wish they would come and remove them.
Go turn ya self in then you idiot.
Isn't it just a coincidence that suddenly, 'people' (said in the lose term that is as it is probably just the one person responsible) reading are voting thumbs up for all your nasty malicious comments!!!!!! Amazing that isn't it? Suddenly the ole slanderous and racist bigot namely gypo joe is Mr/s Popular with everybody. I think not. But there you go, you just keep rigging the votes on here, and giving everybody a good ole larf.........Maybe you should turn yourself in for the constant vote rigging and other misdemeanour's you cause on here - Idiot.
Thank you.
[quote][p][bold]Gypo.Joe[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]sarfflondonbird[/bold] wrote: Unfortunately, there are plenty 'un caught' offenders now where I live, wish they would come and remove them.[/p][/quote]Go turn ya self in then you idiot.[/p][/quote]Isn't it just a coincidence that suddenly, 'people' (said in the lose term that is as it is probably just the one person responsible) reading are voting thumbs up for all your nasty malicious comments!!!!!! Amazing that isn't it? Suddenly the ole slanderous and racist bigot namely gypo joe is Mr/s Popular with everybody. I think not. But there you go, you just keep rigging the votes on here, and giving everybody a good ole larf.........Maybe you should turn yourself in for the constant vote rigging and other misdemeanour's you cause on here - Idiot. Thank you. sarfflondonbird
  • Score: -10

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