Sutton police take part in huge Met op
Seven people were arrested, almost 100 cars were stopped and 27 licensed premises were visited during a crime crackdown.
Operation Big Wing involved Sutton officers taking part in a London-wide crime cutting drive. Teams raided addresses, set up roadside checkpoints, visited suspects and more during a concerted day of action on Wednesday.
Sutton officers executed 17 warrants throughout the day resulting in one arrest on suspicion of theft, one on suspicion of common assault, one for an alleged breach of an antisocial behaviour order, one on suspicion of harassment, two arrests on suspicion of possession of class A drugs and one on suspicion of burglary.
Two roadside checkpoints were set up, one at Stafford Road and another at Rosehill Roundabout, and 96 vehicles were stopped. One driver had his vehicle seized and another received a cannabis warning.
The MPS London-wide Big Wing operation involved 7,500 officers in addition to the emergency response teams who continued to operate in each borough as usual. This made it the Met’s widest ranging Big Wing operation ever.
During the day across London, officers made 600 arrests for a range of offences including theft, possession of class A and class B drugs, possession with intent to supply, burglary, robbery, handling stolen goods and possession of an offensive weapon.