Looted goods recovered from Tottenham
Police have recovered a significant amount of what appears to be looted goods from last week’s riots whilst searching an estate near Tottenham Hale Retail Park in Haringey.
Officers from Operation Withern, the Metropolitan Police’s operation dealing with the London Riots and their aftermath, executed a number of search warrants in Bramble Close, N15. The searches were part of a pro-active intelligence led operation to recover stolen property and arrest those believed to be involved in recent incidents of disorder.
Seven people have been arrested on suspicion of offences including handling stolen goods, possession with intent to supply cannabis, cultivating cannabis, possession of counterfeit money.
Officers seized property including large flat screen TVs, mobile phones, laptops, sportswear and thousands of pounds of suspected counterfeit cash. Regular West Londoner readers will recall the photos from our riot liveblogs of people looting electronic goods stores.
Haringey Borough Commander Sandra Looby said: “This operation is an example of the proactive response that we will be continuing in order to identify and arrest those involved in the criminal behaviour linked to the disorder last week.
“The events witnessed in Haringey at the beginning of last week do not reflect the borough that we live and work in or visit on a day to day basis, and the local community has been vocal in condemning what happened.