Police in Waltham Forest have made a series of arrests for assault, burglary, domestic abuse and drug-related offences

Some of the items seized as part of yesterday's operation

Some of the items seized as part of yesterday's operation

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A series of arrests have been made as part of an on-going operation to tackle domestic violence, theft, and robbery.

Up to 150 police officers in Waltham Forest were out in force yesterday as part of their monthly Big Wing operation.

Between the hours of 7am and midnight yesterday, police made a total of 30 arrests.

Five people were held on suspicion of grievous bodily harm, four for common assault and two for actual bodily harm.

There were also single arrests for robbery, drunk and disorderly, drink-driving, begging, aggravated burglary, criminal damage, affray, failing to appear at court, theft of mobile phone, recall to prison, public order offence, breach of non molestation order, possession of drugs, and cultivation of cannabis.

Police searched an address in Forest View, Chingford, where an undisclosed amount of cannabis was seized, and a 51 year-old man was arrested.

The borough's chief inspector of operations, Mike Cowie said yesterday's activity was about targeting crimes considered a priority for residents.

"We are targeting burglary, theft of mobile phones, robbery and domestic abuse. This is a matter that affects all of our communities on all levels and has a huge impact on anyone affected by it.

"We want to make vulnerable victims aware that they are not along; we will provide the right support and this operation gives us the opportunity to bring domestic abuse to the forefront of people’s minds."

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11:09am Fri 25 Apr 14

Howard Wolowitz says...

Crime is falling, will all this make it to the next set of figures.
Crime is falling, will all this make it to the next set of figures. Howard Wolowitz
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11:21am Fri 25 Apr 14

Villagecranberry says...

Howard Wolowitz wrote:
Crime is falling, will all this make it to the next set of figures.
After the figures receive a Nordic Massage and are entered into 2000 rpm spin dryer for 24 hours, yes.
[quote][p][bold]Howard Wolowitz[/bold] wrote: Crime is falling, will all this make it to the next set of figures.[/p][/quote]After the figures receive a Nordic Massage and are entered into 2000 rpm spin dryer for 24 hours, yes. Villagecranberry
  • Score: 4

10:18pm Fri 25 Apr 14

stickmanny says...

Will Cornbeefur ever stop staring at his navel?
Will Cornbeefur ever stop staring at his navel? stickmanny
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11:12pm Fri 25 Apr 14

Villagecranberry says...

stickmanny wrote:
Will Cornbeefur ever stop staring at his navel?
Will Sickmanny ever stop spewing bile?
[quote][p][bold]stickmanny[/bold] wrote: Will Cornbeefur ever stop staring at his navel?[/p][/quote]Will Sickmanny ever stop spewing bile? Villagecranberry
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