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Dramatic moment Hundreds of police officers raid a traveler's website at 3 a.m.


Dramatic moment Hundreds of police officers raid a traveller's website at 3am in one of the UK's biggest gun crimes when seven are arrested

  • Police searched a travel site in a bust at 3 a.m. today in Orpington, south east London
  • Seven people were arrested during the raid and are considered one of the largest in the UK

This is the dramatic moment when hundreds of police officers in a bust raided a travel site at 3am – one of the UK's biggest gun crimes.

The footage shows the massive police raid on a location in Orpington in south east London.

More than 30 police vehicles were involved, while specialist counterterrorism officials were also involved in the bust.

Seven people were arrested, while police say they confiscated 17 dogs.

According to the Metropolitan Police, two people are assisted by specialists from the Police Modern Slavery Team.

Commander Kyle Gordon, chief of firearms operations for the armed forces, told Sky News, “Any operation that may be a firearm requires a lot of planning and expertise.

This is the dramatic moment when hundreds of police officers in a bust raided a travel site at 3am – one of the UK's biggest gun crimes

The footage shows the massive police raid on a traveler location in Orpington in south east London

The footage shows the massive police raid on a traveler location in Orpington in south east London

Seven people were arrested early in the morning during the raid

Seven people were arrested early in the morning during the raid

& # 39; In addition to the local Safer Neighborhood teams and officers who are directing this operation, our Special Firearms Command and a number of public order assets are of course also involved.

"These teams will do whatever they can to identify the risk in advance so they can plan this to minimize the risk – not just for the people on the site and the general public, but for themselves too."

The footage shows the police, including armed officers, sweeping the large travel page in the early hours of the morning.

Elite officers from counterterrorism units in the capital were also involved, while police reportedly used stun grenades, also known as lightning strikes, during the raid.

In the meantime, detailed searches of the website are going on this morning.

Commander Gordon said: “The fight against violent crime remains a top priority for the Met, and our efforts to prevent serious damage and death on the streets of London have not wavered in the past challenging months.

The footage shows the police, including armed officers, sweeping the large travel page in the early hours of the morning

The footage shows the police, including armed officers, sweeping the large travel page in the early hours of the morning

Elite officers from counterterrorism units in the capital were also involved, while police reportedly used stun grenades, also known as lightning strikes, during the raid

Elite officers from counterterrorism units in the capital were also involved, while police reportedly used stun grenades, also known as lightning strikes, during the raid

Meanwhile, detailed searches of the website are ongoing this morning after the early morning raid

Meanwhile, detailed searches of the website are ongoing this morning after the early morning raid

“This operation clearly shows that every officer – from local neighborhood teams to our specialist crime investigators – is focused on bringing those responsible for violence and organized crime to justice on the streets of London to keep our communities safe.

& # 39; This case was brought up by local neighborhood officials in response to local issues and its success would not have been possible without the support of partners and communities.

This operation targeted serious and organized crime directly and means that the surrounding communities are now safer for the people living in them.

& # 39; In recent months the number of firearms incidents has increased across London and proactive operations like these are crucial to reduce the availability of guns and drugs on the streets.

"We have now confiscated dozens of deadly firearms and prevented them from falling into the hands of dangerous people."

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