Operation Withern arrest 3,000 in three months since disorder

The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) has now arrested more than 3,000 people in connection with the disorder across London in August.

Three months on, a total of 3003 people have been arrested of which 1931 have resulted in charges or cautions.

As officers from Operation Withern, the investigation into the crimes during disorder, continue to arrest people every day cases are going through the courts and offenders are being convicted.

Today, Monday 7 November the MPS has released a further 71 pictures of those jailed for crimes during the disorder that took place in August, with sentences totalling 100 years.

The pictures on the MPS Flickr page show the latest people convicted for a variety of offences ranging from burglary, violent disorder, criminal damage and handling stolen goods.

Tireless work by the Operation Withern team has resulted in 1809 cases being brought before the court; of those 618 people have been sentenced with 255 being jailed. The cases of 1058 people charged during the disorder are still ongoing.

Commander Steve Rodhouse, who is in charge of the investigation, said: “This is an important milestone for the investigation but our work is far from over. We continue to arrest and charge people every day which is testament to the hard work of the officers involved in this investigation.

“It is also important that the public see we are not only arresting people but that these arrests are ending up with people being convicted for their crimes.

“My message to those who were involved in the disorder and criminality is that you will not get away with it. We have a huge team of dedicated officers working on this investigation and we will find you. We are determined to continue bringing those who committed these outrageous acts of criminality to justice. There will be more arrests and convictions.”

Metropolitan Police Website