London police arrest 22 in gang crime dawn raids

The Metropolitan Police have made 22 arrests in a series of raids across London targeting gang-related crime.

A total of 41 addresses in Wandsworth, Merton, Sutton, Kingston, Waltham Forest, Lambeth and Croydon were targeted on Wednesday.

Twenty-one men aged from 15 to 35 were arrested for conspiracy to supply class A drugs. One woman was arrested for breaching her bail conditions.

Police also seized drugs, £10,000 in cash and various stolen goods.

All of the men arrested are being questioned at police stations across south London.

The dawn raids were part of a new Metropolitan Police initiative to try to tackle organised crime in the capital, called Operation Connect.

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