Havering’s Operation Hawk set to swoop on drugs pushers

Havering Police is preparing to launch a crackdown on street-level drug dealers - and officers want you to give them information.

Drug sqauds, along with safer neighbourhoods teams, will soon begin carrying out daily operations, known as Operation Hawk, targeting local pushers as part of the London-wide Met’s total war on criminals and crime.

Now in the planning stages, detectives are asking the Havering public:

-Do you know who may be dealing drugs?

-Do you know where drugs are being sold?

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-Do you know where drugs are being grown or stored?

Anyone with information is urged to call Crimestoppers anonymously on: 0800 555 111.

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To find out how to get in touch with your local Safer Neighbourhoods team visit: www.met.police.uk/saferneighbourhoods.

Met commander Mak Chishty, operational lead for Operation Hawk, said: “Drug dealing damages communities. It generates crime, disorder and anti-social behaviour. Estimates show that between a third and a half of all acquisitive crime is committed offenders to fund their misuse of illegal substances.

“Communities are also concerned about how street dealing affects their areas. The Met is determined to tackle this issue head on by bringing together our resources to reclaim and help repair areas affected by drug dealing.

“You make the call, we’ll make it stop.”

Chief Insp David Hay, safer neighbourhoods portfolio lead for Havering Police, added: “I would urge anyone with any knowledge of criminal activity to contact the police either through their local policing team or via Crimestoppers. We are determined to make Havering a safe place in which to live and work but need the public to help us achieve this aim.

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