Police raid eight addresses in Lambeth

This morning, Thursday 11 August, officers paid an early morning visit to eight addresses in Lambeth to arrest those suspected of being responsible for the recent disorder.

Those suspected of being involved received a surprise, when officers simultaneously executed search warrants at properties including two addresses in Styles Gardens, Brixton.

A number of people were arrested for violent disorder, burglary and handling stolen goods.

At one address officers recovered clothing and an iPod suspected of being stolen during the disorder seen earlier in the week.

Detective Chief Inspector Nick Sedgemore said: “The type of criminality we witnessed was simply unacceptable. Today we fulfilled a promise to those involved in the disorder, burglary and violence we saw on the streets on London, that the MPS would start to identify and continue to arrest them. We just will not tolerate the violence that has been seen.”

A dedicated webpage has gone live displaying the images of people the Metropolitan Police Service wants to speak to in connection with the serious disorder and violence that has been affecting parts of London.

The link is: www.met.police.uk/disordersuspects/

Anyone with information relating to the violent unrest experienced in London is urged to contact the incident room hotline, to report any information which may assist investigators as they arrest those responsible for looting, disorder and violence. Call the incident room hotline on 020 8345 4142 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Metropolitan Police Website