On Wednesday 9th May 2018, following on from residents’ concerns regarding drug dealing and ASB issues, Bethnal Green SNT officers carried out patrols and conducted searches near SIDNEY HOUSE, OLD FORD ROAD, E2. During the area search we found 30 small bags each containing an amount of herbal cannabis inside. This was found under the seat of a hidden/ abandoned motor scooter parked nearby, which by the pungent smell alone, drew officers towards it. Another nearby search also recovered a hidden 8 inch bladed kitchen knife as well as a 20 inch bladed zombie-style knife.
Both drugs and weapons have now been removed from the streets of Bethnal Green Ward. It also sends out a message to those hanging around, that police are aware of what they are doing and also shows that we take residents’ concerns seriously