Murder suspect arrested in police clampdown on gangs in Brent and Westminster

Trident Officers seize �10,000 in cash, knives and stolen credit card in week-long operation

Police arrested a murder suspect and seized thousands of pounds in cash, weapons and stolen credit cards in a week of action targeting suspected gang members.

Officers from the Met’s Trident Central Gang Unit carried out 35 raids, stopped and searched 240 people and made 43 arrests during their latest clampdown on criminality among gangs in Brent and Westminster.

As part of the seven-day long initiative they stormed properties across the two boroughs resulting in a string of arrests for offences including suspicion of murder, grievous bodily harm, robbery and intent to supply class A drugs.

Officers also carried out Automatic Number Plate Recognition operations on cars across the two boroughs which resulted in the discovery of more than �10,000 in cash.

Sweeps carried out across targeted parts of Brent and Westminster uncovered knives, knuckledusters and stolen credit cards.