Tower Hamlets police make four arrests during public safety operation

Police officers made four arrests while conducting a public transport operation last Wednesday and also recovered unpaid fines totalling �1200.

Eighty police and community support officers visited underground stations at Aldgate East, Canary Wharf and Mile End as part of Operation Fusion to inform people about safety on public transport.

Officers also seized a vehicle for no insurance, issued five fixed penalty notices and found a pick axe handle while conducting a weapons sweep in Bow Road.

Leaflets promoting the Cabwise programme, which urges the use of booked and licensed mini-cabs and beer mats promoting drink awareness were distributed.

At the same time, officers also responded to an assault allegation in White Horse Road, Limehouse at 11.55am.

Officers spoke to the 66 year-old male victim who did not require hospital treatment and arrested four males, aged 17, 18, 20 and 21 for racially aggravated common assault.

All four were released with no further action and an investigation by the borough’s Community Safety Unit is ongoing.