Police have made four arrests after patrols targeting anti-social behaviour in Thamesmead and Belvedere proved successful over the Easter weekend.

Officers targeting known anti-social hotspots arrested suspects on suspicion of a variety of offences, from possession of cannabis, a "nasty looking" razor and immigration offences.

Thamesmead and Belvedere police teams tweeted out that on Saturday, April 3, officers conducted a number of proactive patrols in the area.

Officers were patrolling Picardy Street in Belvedere after an increase in anti-social behaviour reported outside the parade of shops.

Within the first hour of the shift, police stopped two males were "acting suspiciously and keen to get away."

Officers completed a number of checks and discovered both were wanted for having illegally overstayed in the UK.

Both males were arrested and handed over to Immigration forces.

Officers continued patrolling the crime hotspots before identifying two males hanging out around a street corner in Belvedere.

Both males were searched, and one was found with a substantial amount of cannabis, linking him to supply.

Thamesmead and Belvedere Police crackdown on crime

Thamesmead and Belvedere Police crackdown on crime

The other male was found to be in possession of a barber-style razor "capable of committing nasty injuries."

They were both arrested, one for possession with intent to supply, and the other for possession of a bladed article.

Thamesmead Moorings MPS said one of their ward priorities is currently dealing with drug dealing, "and we will continue to conduct proactive patrols to tackle this issue."

Greenwich MPS commented, calling it "great work" from the Thamesmead and Belvedere teams, producing some excellent results including arrests and drugs seized.