Two males have been arrested and both weapons and drugs seized after a police disruption operation on the Woolwich train line yesterday (June 8).

A juvenile was arrested over the possession of a knife, and an adult male was arrested for being wanted for questions, whilst a third male, a juvenile, was taking to a police station for a strip search.

The arrests come after a joint disruption operation between the Met Police and British Transport Police, titled 'Operation Avara'.

The disruption programme is designed to target knife crime and violence, as well as clamping down on general anti-social behaviour at major transport hubs in the south east of London.

All officers deployed as part of the operation are now required to wear face coverings for protection, and 'defined sterile search areas' have been set up in line with social distancing.

After conducting a number of stop and searches, Greenwich Police said two knives were recovered, alongside a quantity of drugs.

One juvenile was arrested for possession of a point or bladed article in public, whilst the adult was arrested as he was wanted for questioning in Essex.

The third juvenile male was taken back to a police station for a strip search, and officers found drugs hidden in his underwear.

He is being interviewed voluntarily under caution.