Cops hold boy, 15, after raid finds 100 stolen credit cards
PUBLISHED: 21:51 06 May 2009 | UPDATED: 14:20 05 October 2010
A SCHOOLBOY has been arrested in a raid by cops on suspected gang members in London’s East End where they found 100 stolen credit cards, drivers’ licences and passports
A SCHOOLBOY has been arrested in a raid by cops on suspected gang members of The Bloodshedders in a crackdown on yob violence in London’s East End.
Some 20 officers and a drugs sniffer dog raided a flat in Bow where they found 100 stolen credit cards as well as drivers’ licences, passports and other documents.
A 15-year-old youth and a 33-year-old woman were arrested, on suspicion of handling stolen goods.
“I have never seen anything like this in 12 years of investigating crime,” Det Sgt Andy Bramwell told the East London Advertiser.
“It’s fairly normal to find four, five or six stolen credit cards at raided addresses—but 100 plus is astounding.”
Police are now trying to trace the owners of credit cards and other documents.
They targeted suspected members of The Bloodshedders and the E3 Massive street gangs in a bid to smash youth violence in the crime-ridden streets of Tower Hamlets.
Magistrates granted six warrants which have led to the arrest of five people, among them a 43-year-old woman on suspicion of assault who was picked up in Bethnal Green, a 28-year-old man arrested in Whitechapel and another arrested in Old Ford.
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