Successful police operation along the District Line.

On Wednesday 22nd of January East Area police officers held another successful day of action on the District Line.

East Area officers worked alongside British Transport Police and Safer Transport colleagues.

152 people were stopped and searched.

15 people were positive Cannabis stops.

8 arrests for:

Offensive Weapons

Wanted for failing to appear in court

Wanted for a burglary offence

Caught with Class A drugs

Caught with Class B drugs.

Councillor Barry Mugglestone and Councillor Stephanie Nunn were present at the operation at Elm Park.

Police Officers outside Elm Park station.

Sargent Ian Handley part of the operation said: “The operation is based around driving down crime along the district line and this has proven to be successful.

We are hoping to continue these operations on a regular basis, working with British Transport Police.”

3 thoughts on “Successful police operation along the District Line.

  • 24th January 2020 at 9:48 am

    It is great the police are doing these proactive sweeps. It will certainly deter criminals who use the train links to get into Havering.
    It is also slightly worrying that so many people were caught with weapons and drugs.

    Well done to the local Residents Association Councillors for being involved. And getting recognition for once – most times you get pictures of the council leader who has popped out to be in the photo and rarely hangs around.

  • 24th January 2020 at 11:33 am

    Its great to see and hear that the police are carrying out these operations to help deter criminal activities within our area, as the past few months it seems there has been increase in muggings and thefts, but also worries me that so many people have been caught with weapons at a station I use daily!

    To be honest I think that the Police need to rethink there tactic, and to be in plain clothes and to actually have Plain clothed officers on the platform as well, as if I was a criminal or someone who had something to hide and i see the police in their high vis jackets standing at the ticket barrier,I would turn around and jump back on a train!!

    • 27th January 2020 at 8:33 am

      On all operations like this ,
      You will find 2 plain clothes offices standing at the bottom of the slop .
      Looking out for people who walk up the slop & turn round & come back down the slope ,
      The only time people get away with not getting caught ,
      Is when dumptys / dip stick , actually put warnings on Facebook & there don’t alight the train at the station ..


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