Two men have been arrested and two knifes recovered after a police operation at Greenwich Station on Wednesday night, August 26.

Greenwich Met Police, British Transport Police and Southeastern Railway joined forces to conduct the operation, targeting criminal and antisocial behaviour on south east London's transport network.

Officers at Greenwich Station arrested one male from Bexley for possession of a knife, as well as a public order offence.

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He has been released under investigation to enable a file to be submitted to the Crown Prosecution Service.

A second male was also arrested after it was discovered that he was wanted at Folkestone Magistrates Court.

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Officers also recovered a second knife during the operation, likely discarded.

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.