London,
14
November
2018
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18:06
Europe/London

Drug dealing and related exploitation targeted at Peckwater Estate

On the morning of November 13, Camden Council’s Community Safety Service, Police from Camden Neighbourhood Teams, and the London Fire Brigade, attended the Peckwater Estate to search storage units. This was planned and part of the ongoing partnership work to tackle drug dealing and violence in Camden.

Substantial amounts of class A and B drugs together with significant amounts of cash and weapons were seized. One suspect was arrested at the scene.  The investigation continues, with police officers from Central North BCU CID now leading.

Sergeant Jason Stewart said:

“This is a fantastic example of what partnership working can achieve. Organised crime in the area and local gangs have taken a huge hit as a result of some excellent joint working. This operation follows the 41 arrests related to drug dealing in Camden Town in mid-October, and shows how committed we are to working with the Council to stamp out this criminality. I am extremely grateful for the efforts of our colleagues from the Camden Community Safety Service, our Neighbourhood Policing Officers, the London Fire Brigade and also the local community for their support”

Cllr Georgia Gould, Leader of Camden Council said:

“Our communities made it very clear through the Community Conversation we held on the Peckwater Estate and through the work of the Camden Youth Safety Taskforce that they do not want to accept violence on our streets and a drugs trade that is exploiting young people and putting their safety at risk. Our Community Safety Service and local police teams are working together to tackle these issues, target those involved, and provide reassurance to our communities. This recent work on the Peckwater Estate is part of this commitment and I hope sends out a message that this criminal behaviour will not be tolerated in our borough.”