Drugs suspect 'barricaded himself in bathroom' to escape Bromley Police raid

PUBLISHED: 14:13 21 March 2014 | UPDATED: 14:21 21 March 2014

A man tried to evade police by barricading himself in the bathroom during a raid yesterday.

He was wanted for sentencing in connection with possessing cannabis with intent to supply.

A Bromley Police spokesman said officers traced him to an address in Erith, where he “barricaded himself in the bathroom in an attempt to avoid arrest”.

A substantial amount of cocaine and cannabis was found at the property.

The raid was part of Operation Big Wing, which resulted in 39 arrests across Bromley on the day.

The Metropolitan Police joined the co-ordinated day of action alongside other UK forces and 13 countries in Europe.

Officers carried out joint patrols, automatic number plate recognition operations and undercover licensing operations in an ongoing drive to reduce crime in London.

The main target was organised criminal networks behind mobile phone thefts.

Officers also made spot checks and gave advice to pawn shops and other stores where thieves may try to sell on stolen goods, marked mobile phones and advised the public about how to keep their valuables safe.

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