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Police release more images of killer knives seized in raids across Brent today

PUBLISHED: 15:28 23 June 2016 | UPDATED: 15:29 23 June 2016

This killer knife comes with its own pouch (Pic: Twitter@MPSBrent)

This killer knife comes with its own pouch (Pic: Twitter@MPSBrent)

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Brent Police have released two more images of deadly knives which were seized in a series of dawn raids in Harlesden and Neasden today.

A suspected gang member has been arrested following the discovery of this knife (Pic: Twitter@MPSBrent)A suspected gang member has been arrested following the discovery of this knife (Pic: Twitter@MPSBrent)

Officers tweet that two suspected gang members have been arrested following the discovery in the early hours of this morning.

Police stormed 12 address across the borough this morning in a intelligence-led operation tackling gangs and drugs supply around the Church Road area.

Police discovered wraps of heroin and cocaine (Pic: Met Police)Police discovered wraps of heroin and cocaine (Pic: Met Police)

Officers also confiscated a TASER, a ‘robbery kit’, a deadly zombie knife, heroin and cocaine during the raids which targeted violent gang members and drugs dealers.

A total of nine men were arrested and are currently in police custody.

A seized 'robbery kit'  (Pic: Met Police)A seized 'robbery kit' (Pic: Met Police)

The operation also targeted suspect criminals in Hackney, east London, yesterday, where officers arrested six men and a woman.

Chief Superintendent Mick Gallagher, Brent Police borough commander, said: “I would like to thank the local residents and businesses affected by the street drug dealing in this area for their continued support.

This deadly zombie knife has been confiscated (Pic: Met Police)This deadly zombie knife has been confiscated (Pic: Met Police)

“The local community understand the challenges; they have been totally behind us and we will continue to work closely with our partners, other agencies and community members to make the area safer and help those who want to get out of a life of crime.”

Detective Superintendent Tim Champion, from the Met’s trident and gang crime command, added: “Reducing gang violence is a Met priority. Gang-related drug dealing ruins lives for those that are directly involved, like dealers and users. It also leaves local communities scarred by crimes and the anti-social behaviour that is an inevitable consequence of the dealing.”


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