On the morning of Tuesday, 24 November, officers from the Met’s Specialist Crime Command 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 the culmination of a long-running operation into violent crime across south London.
One man, 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 Saturday, 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).
A further two men, aged 29 and 20, were arrested at an address on the 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 to 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 a violent crime to allow are to build strong evidential cases and remove dangerous individuals from the streets of London.”
Anyone with information that can help police is asked to call 101, or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.