Metropolitan Police have arrested more than 850 of some of the most dangerous and wanted offenders in just under four months, across all London boroughs.

Between July 1 and October 26, 873 high harm offenders were arrested across the MPS and efforts continue throughout the Autumn Nights campaign to bear down on violence.

The suspects are classed as high harm as they are either wanted in connection with violent offences such as robbery and GBH, or they are wanted for other offences but they are known to have a violent background.

The number of outstanding high harm offenders changes on a daily basis as a result of enforcement activity, and as people enter and exit the criminal justice system.

Detective Chief Superintendent Lee Hill, from the Violent Crime Taskforce, said: “Some of London’s most prolific and dangerous individuals have been taken off the streets in what has been a truly Met-wide effort.

“Targeting wanted individuals is not new activity and we are always arresting high harm offenders as a business as usual policing approach. It is crucial to seek out those we believe to be involved in violent offences in order to keep communities safe.

“This enhanced activity to target wanted individuals linked to violence was born out of the pandemic and continues as part of the annual Autumn Nights campaign.

“The public will continue to see significant operational activity to deter offenders from returning to crime and to suppress violence in all its forms.”

If you see or know a wanted criminal in a police appeal, contact the police or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.