Bromley police arrest 30 people in Operation Big Wing raids

PUBLISHED: 10:23 28 February 2013 | UPDATED: 10:23 28 February 2013

Police force their way into a building during Operation Big Wing.

Police force their way into a building during Operation Big Wing.


A cannabis factory, stolen phones and even a runaway prisoner were all uncovered by Bromley police during a day of London wide action yesterday.

Officers arrested a total of 30 people during Operation Big Wing for crimes including theft, robbery, domestic violence and immigration offences.

The operation was seen as a big success by police who managed to fill the cells at Bromley police station.

Arrests on the day included that of a man who is thought to have absconded from prison, and was found hiding in the loft of a Beckenham house.

A warrant executed at a fast food shop in Penge also led to the arrest of three people for immigration offences, and one for possession of an offensive weapon.

Det Ch Insp Andy Furphy, from Bromley police, said: “A number of those offenders have been arrested as a result of intelligence and information provided by members of the public, acting as our ‘eyes and ears’ and I ask residents continue to provide information about crime and criminals in your area.

“If you know something please don’t hesitate. Tell us, we will listen and we will take action.

“Big Wing has been the largest operation undertaken across Bromley this year, providing reassurance to our communities and making them feel safe where they live and work”.

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