In the early hours of, Wednesday, 8 April, officers arrested four men following a series of raids across Greenwich, targeting those believed to be in possession of firearms, drugs and associated with serious crime. The arrests are the culmination of a long running proactive investigation launched following the attempted murder of a 33-year-old man on Sunday, 29 December, 2019 in Throwley Close, SE2 and reports of violent offending, including firearms offences, in the local area over the last six months. Officers from Greenwich, within South East Command, executed six warrants at a site in Abbeywood, SE2 and a further two at addresses in Combwell Crescent, SE2 and West Parkside, SE10. Officers from the Specialist Firearms Command and Territorial Support Group [TSG] assisted with the specialist method of entry equipment and skills. Four males were arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. They are aged 56,aged 22,aged 22 and aged 14. Searches of the properties remain ongoing. Detective Superintendent Andy Furphy, from Greenwich said: “The work of officers today has meant that violent individuals are taken off our streets; I hope it demonstrates our absolute ongoing commitment in bearing down on those intent on causing violence.
“Our proactive operations will continue, and will be tireless and unwavering. “We will continue to work with colleagues at the Royal Borough of Greenwich to challenge crime.” Councillor Danny Thorpe, Leader of the Royal Borough of Greenwich, said “We will always work with our policing colleagues to keep the Royal Borough safe. As part of our ‘No Home for Harm’ campaign, we will also take the strongest possible enforcement action against any residents found responsible for crime and disorder within our communities”. No persons were injured during the operation.