Four men have been arrested in a planned police disruption operation at Woolwich Arsenal station on Thursday night (July 16).

Greenwich Police joined British Transport Police at the south east London train station to target those using the public transport network to commit crime.

'Operation Avara' saw four males taken from the station and into custody, including one male who was arrested for trespassing on the railway.

The male was also then arrested for obstructing the railway, and for assaulting an emergency worker after a police officer was spat at.

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A second male was arrested for breaching his Community Protection Notice.

The final two males were both arrested at Woolwich Arsenal for possession with the intent to supply Class B drugs, whilst one of them also was found handling stolen goods.

Greenwich Police say all four were processed in south London police stations over the weekend.

Operation Avara has been a long-running police campaign targeting major south east London commuter stations.

The project has involved weapons arches and police dogs, with police and the BTP targeting criminals using the transport system.