Police action around Sidney House

pcscooterOn 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



Weapon sweeps in Bethnal Green


As you can see from the picture a 10 inch knife was found barely hidden on a sidewalk in undergrowth.

The knife is hard to see but the handler will know where it is and can retrieve it quickly.

The East London Advertiser reported on the story and shows how dangerous this knife is. If you can see such items in the undergrowth, hidden in bushes, grass or elsewhere please notify the police immediately.

A gun was also found in the Mile End Road by gardeners reports the ELA.

Police Contact Advice:
Telephone 999 in an emergency where there is a danger to life or a crime is in progress.
Telephone 101 for non-emergencies where police attendance is required, to report a crime or to report any other incidents. Calls to 101 have a fixed cost of 15p per call.