Lewisham arrests in Operation Big Wing

First published in Lewisham News Shopper: Photograph of the Author by , deputy news editor

LEWISHAM'S borough commander was out on the streets today as officers made 15 arrests in a London-wide crime clampdown.

Police taking part in Operation Big Wing started at 6am and by midday had made arrests for domestic violence, criminal damage, breach of bail, immigration and theft offences.

Chief Superintendent Russell Nyman also gathered his team at Lewisham town centre's clock tower for a street briefing where residents could raise their concerns.

He said the day would see officers out in force for high visibility policing, cracking down on burglary, anti-social behaviour and domestic violence.

Mr Nyman said: "I want offenders to be in fear of that knock on the door which will only be a matter of time in coming."

The borough commander added that seven gang members had been arrested and taken directly to court in the operation.

He said he had been out in Deptford this morning, adding: "It's good to work with the staff in the frontline. It's good to meet members of the community and the public."

Last week saw the Downham Tavern raided, resulting in the arrest of 20 people, along with the seizure of Class A drugs and offensive 
weapons.

The pub's licence was suspended at a licensing meeting in Catford town hall last night.

He said: "If the community are telling us any area is a problem we'll take appropriate and proportionate action."

 

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5:03pm Wed 27 Feb 13

Gypo.Joe says...

I do hope they remembered to text these people to let them know OB was coming to arrest them.

Bl00dy cheek of it getting them out of bed before the crack of noon.
I do hope they remembered to text these people to let them know OB was coming to arrest them. Bl00dy cheek of it getting them out of bed before the crack of noon. Gypo.Joe
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8:06pm Thu 28 Feb 13

zampa says...

Why give it a name of operation Big Wing, they should be doing this day in day out anyway! This is why people do what they do because they know there are no coppers about.
Why give it a name of operation Big Wing, they should be doing this day in day out anyway! This is why people do what they do because they know there are no coppers about. zampa
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