Police raided houses across south London this morning, arresting three individuals from Erith and Plumstead suspected of running county lines drug networks.

Officers carried out eight warrants at addresses as far as Gravesend and Dartford, seizing mobile phones, cannabis and cash seized in the process, targeting individuals suspected of supplying heroin and crack cocaine across north Kent.

A 23-year-old man from Erith, and a 22-year-old man and woman from Plumstead were arrested on suspicion of drug supply offences.

They remain in custody as enquiries continue.

Superintendent Mick Gardner, Kent Police’s lead on county lines enforcement, said: "Targeting suspected drug dealers, and removing the these harmful substances from our streets, is a priority for Kent Police and these warrants show our efforts to keep the county safe are ongoing despite the current climate.

"We targeted people who we believe are actively involved in supplying class A substances across several of our towns.

"We acted quickly on the information we had to ensure arrests could be made and our officers, whose wellbeing was carefully considered beforehand, were provided with protective equipment to help prevent any possible spread of Covid-19.

"Each day our teams are gathering new intelligence that helps us target those involved in supply of drugs and there will be no let-up in our efforts.

"Please also remember that your help remains vital. You can be our eyes and ears, so if you see anything suspicious report it to us via our website or call 101.

"If a crime is in progress, dial 999."