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Three arrested in crime crackdown in Mottingham

PUBLISHED: 15:57 19 September 2014 | UPDATED: 15:57 19 September 2014

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Over 50 vehicles were also seized during the multi-agency operation

A crime crackdown took place in Mottingham, resulting in three arrests.

Officers from the local Safer Neighbourhoods Teams in joined forces with Bromley Council, the Department of Work and Pensions and the local housing associations in an operation to tackle antisocial behaviour in the area yesterday (September 18).

Three arrests were made during the operation. One of these was for possession of drugs, one for insurance fraud and public order offences and one for traffic offences.

A total of 55 vehicles were stopped in the area during the operation, with four being seized because the drivers were uninsured. The Department of Work and pensions also identified a number suspected cases of benefit fraud in the area.

Home visits were made by the housing association and local authority to a number of addresses that were a cause for concern. Graffiti was also cleared and almost half a ton of rubbish was cleared from the area.

Sergeant Alex Baldwin from Bromley Police said: “This operation was a major investment by a number of agencies in the area targeting the small number of individuals that commit crime, road traffic offences and affects the whole community with their anti-social behaviour.

“Hopefully, having seen the actions taken today, local residents will have the confidence to call or speak with us, or our partner agencies, and highlight issues and criminal activity or concern in the area so that action can be taken.

“If you have concerns about any issues of crime or safety in your neighbourhood, then please contact your local police team, who can help.”

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