Feb 28 2013 By Jack Griffith
ELEVEN arrests were made in Hillingdon during Operation Big Wing, a Met Police day of action against criminals operating in communities.
Around 120 officers were on duty in the borough yesterday (Wednesday) carrying out drugs raids, visiting off licences to perform compliance checks, conducting road stops, and patrolling in crime hot spots.
Arrests were made for drugs and firearm possession, shop lifting, burglary, assaults, theft, and handling stolen goods.
Traffic officers seized one car which was unsafe for the road, and issued 21 fixed penalty notices.
Two off licences were found to be breaching their licensing conditions and are now under investigation.
School truants were also given a shock, with officers attending their homes to make checks.
Chief Inspector for Partnership Rob Wilson, who led the operation in Hillingdon, said: "I am pleased with our results for this operation which involved some intensified activity. [It] was about showing the people of Hillingdon that we have listened to their concerns.
"It is critical that those criminals who operate in our communities are not allowed to escape facing justice. "Our efforts will continue to tackle those who flout the law and we will not give up in our search using every means available to us to catch them."
Across London, more than 600 arrests were made.