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Police praise ‘partnership work’ with council following successful drugs raid in Harlesden

PUBLISHED: 11:04 23 January 2020 | UPDATED: 11:04 23 January 2020

Police officers conducting a drugs raid in St Thomas Road Harlesden. Picture: David Nathan

Police officers conducting a drugs raid in St Thomas Road Harlesden. Picture: David Nathan

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Police have praised the partnership work with Brent Council after a successful drugs bust in a property overtaken by squatters in Harlesden.

Officer from the Met police raided a property in St Thomas Road on Tuesday afternoon.

Those inside the property were led out ahead of the property being boarded up.

Details of the raid was revealed on the @MPSHarlesden twitter account, which said: "We are on scene at a premises that had been taken over by squatters on st Thomas Road, NW10.

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"We are pleased to say that we have removed everyone from the property and are awaiting boarding up to secure this property,

"Thanks to @Brent_Council for the swift and effective response.

"Quickly resolved this issue before getting any worse. #partnershipworking at its finest!

"Thanks to everyone who brought this issue to our attention #Harlesden."

A council spokesperson said: "The council is continually working hard to make sure Brent is a safe place to live and thrive.

"By jointly working in partnership with the police, on a daily basis, we are able to reduce crime and prevent anti-social behaviour."


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