Firearm and stolen Freedom Pass found during Newham house raids

A raid during Operation Cleveland.

A raid during Operation Cleveland. - Credit: Archant

Five people were arrested yesterday after officers revisited addresses targeted during Operation Ohio.

Operation Cleveland ran alongside London-wide Operation Big Wing - a 12 hour campaign by the Metropolitan Police - including police officers from Safer Neighbourhood Teams with around 40 of Newham Council’s enforcement and Section 92 officers.

They visited 276 premises issued notices during the 48 hour anti-social behaviour crackdowns working their way around the borough.

Arrests were made for cannabis possession, perverting the course of justice, and handling stolen goods.

Officers also found a firearm at one of the addresses, Class B drugs, and a stolen Freedom Pass meant to provide free travel for the elderly and disabled.

A brothel was raided and closed down on Ferns Road, Stratford, and a crack house met the same fate at Emily Duncan Place, Forest Gate.