Police Carry Out Dawn Raids around White City

Resulting in eight arrests and Class A and B drugs seized

Police officers on raid in Shepherd's Bush

Officers on Tuesday's raid

Hammersmith and Fulham Police

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Police in west London have carried out a series of dawn raids in a crackdown on violence and associated crime.

More than 165 officers from Hammersmith and Fulham Borough, supported by colleagues from across the Met, including the Territorial Support Group and Dog Support Unit, carried out simultaneous raids which began at 6am on Tuesday, July 14.

The intelligence-led operation saw officers carry out a total of ten search warrants in the White City Estate and surrounding areas of Shepherds Bush. So far, eight people have been arrested on suspicion of supplying Class A drugs.

Those arrested, who are all aged between 15-23 years-old, remain in custody at various west London police stations pending further enquiries.

Items seized so far include around £20,000 and quantities of Class A and B drugs.

Chief Superintendent Gideon Springer, Hammersmith and Fulham Borough Commander, said: "Today's intensive operation has culminated from concerns, information and intelligence gathered from the community.

" We have recognised criminal activity in the form of drug dealing and associated violence in White City which has stemmed from gang related activity. This morning's action will have a significant impact on the supply of Class A drugs in and around the area and the crimes it produces.

"These raids send a powerful message to individuals who attempt to live outside of the law; we are watching those dealing drugs and will arrest those responsible as well as their associates.

"Together with the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham and the community we are determined to stop offenders in their tracks and prevent another victim falling into their hands. Our message is clear; if you are intent on committing crime, you risk an early morning wake up call from our team and a future behind bars."

July 15, 2015