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Police Briefing Note

On Tuesday, 24 November 2020, officers from the Met’s Specialist Crime South made a number of arrests for drugs supply, violence and firearms offences across south London.

The warrants were executed in Lambeth, Southwark and Lewisham and were a culmination of a long running operation into violent crime across South London.

One man [A], aged 25, was arrested at an address on Gandolfi Street, SE15. He was arrested for attempted murder following a non-fatal shooting in Herne Hill on 10 September, on suspicion of supplying class B drugs and for Section 16 Firearms Offences (possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life or enable another to endanger life).

[B] aged 29 and [C] aged 20 were arrested at an address in Denmark Hill Estate, SE5. They were also both arrested for attempted murder for the same non-fatal shooting.

All three have been taken into custody suites across London.

Detective Inspector Adam Seton, from the Specialist Crime South Proactive syndicates, said: “Tragically this past weekend has seen two people lose their lives and another seriously injured in a shooting in east London”.

“We (MPS officers) are working tirelessly to tackle violent crime in London, bring those responsible to justice and ensure our communities are able go about their daily lives safely without the fear of seeing these truly distressing crimes being committed in their neighbourhoods”.

“We need the public to provide us with intelligence, information and names of people who may be in possession of firearms or other weapons and those committing violent crime to allow is to build strong evidential cases and remove dangerous individuals from the streets of London.”

Please do contact my staff office or me if you have any questions.

Colin Wingrove

Chief Superintendent

BCU Commander – Central South

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