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Dear all

Whilst I have no wish to bombard you with unnecessary e-mails I think that it is important that the community is kept in close touch with developments surrounding the recent, unprecedented events.

If you have any questions then please do get in touch and I will do my very best to answer them.

Take care


Sergeant John McGrath
Crouch End SNT - Haringey
Phone: 0208 649 3515
Fax: 0208 347 5868
E-mail: John.McGrath@met.police.uk
+ Mail: The Collection 73-75 Crouch Hall Road N8


Met police morning update - Thursday 11 August 2011

The current situation facing London is one which affects all communities, regardless of age and ethnicity and we are all united in our wish for calm and an end to all disorder.

The police and London's communities are appalled by the current disorder and together we condemn the violence and criminality. The police will robustly pursue all those involved in criminality.

We understand that the Government is due to issue advice on insurance to businesses. 
Please find below details of information released by the Met overnight:


11 August 2011 09:04
Subject: Statement from DAC Kavanagh re warrants

Deputy Assistant Commissioner Steve Kavanagh said: "In the early hours
of this morning we started knocking on doors to arrest people. We have
got more than 100 warrants which we will be working our way through over
the coming hours and days. With so many officers on duty we want to use
their time by going out there and arresting burglars, robbers and
thieves - those people who cause concern and crime in our communities.
Some of those warrants are also directly linked to Operation Withern's
ongoing investigation."


11 August 2011 08:10 
Subject: Officer re: Catford disorder

Throughout today you will hear and see footage of an interview with Police Constable GordonMurphy, a Safer Neighbourhoods Team officer based in Lewisham, who received minor injuries in his foot while on duty on Monday 8 August night. In the Interview PC Murphy describes how, with four of his colleagues, he came under attack from a large group of people engaged in disorder while on duty at an industrial park on Bromley Road in Lewisham, where a Currys and PC World is located.


11 August 2011 00:47 
Subject: Update: Arrest figures - latest from NSY

The Metropolitan Police Service has now arrested a total of 820 people 
in connection with violence, disorder and looting across London. 
279 people have been charged so far.

11 August 2011
Subject: Two arrests after looting in Pimlico 
Officers investigating disorder in London last night (Wed, 11 August) arrested two 17 year old boys in connection with looting in the Sloane Square/ Pimlico areas.

On Monday 8 August and into the early hours of Tuesday 9 August looters attacked the Hugo Boss store along with a Bureau De Change in Sloane Square before attacking shops in Pimlico Road, including a jewellers.

The two were arrested on suspicion of burglary at separate addresses in the Notting Hill and Belgravia districts.

They are currently in custody at a central London police station.
11 August 2011
Subject: Further arrests follow disorder 
Police arrested a man outside Enfield police station at approximately 21:45hrs on Wednesday 10 August for possession of two knuckle dusters, one of which is described as a "make shift" knuckle duster. He is currently in custody.

Police have arrested three men in connection with violent disorder and the arson at the Sony Distribution Centre, Solar Way Enfield, on Monday 8 August.

Two of the men (aged 17 and 18 years) remain in custody. The third man, aged 17, has been bailed.

11 August 2011 00:07 
Subject: Further arrests re: Reeves fire - latest from NSY

Police have arrested a further two people in connection with the fire at 
Reeves Furniture Store in Croydon on Monday 8 August. 
On Wednesday 10 August, officers arrested a 15-year-old-boy and a 
25-year-old man on suspicion of arson with intent endanger life. They 
remain in custody at a south London police station. 
A 21-year old man arrested on Tuesday 9 August in connection with the 
incident has been bailed to return on a date in September.


10 August 2011 23:28 
Subject: Update: Man arrested with TVs - latest from NSY

At approx 19:00hrs on Wednesday 10 August, officers from Sutton Borough 
carried out a Stop & Search on a 19-year old man. During the 
search, officers examined a mobile phone found in his possession. The 
IMEI number of the handset was checked to establish whether it had been 
reported stolen. Checks confirmed the phone had been stolen during the 
recent disorder in Croydon.

Officers attended an address to carry out a further search and noticed 
two large boxes outside the property. After entering, two brand new 
televisions were discovered. The man was arrested on suspicion of 
burglary. He is now in custody at a south London police station.

Immediately following the arrest, local residents approached the 
officers with information relating to other suspicious activities in the 
local area linked to the disorder. Police are now following up these 
leads and thank the local community for their support and co-operation.


10 August 2011 20:44 
Subject: Three more people arrested re disorder

Two males and a female have been arrested today, Wednesday 10 August, on 
suspicion of violent disorder and criminal damage. 
These arrests are in connection with the disorder and violence that took 
place in Croydon on the evening of Monday 8 August. 
All are currently in custody.


10 August 2011 19:25 
Subject: Arrest of person sought in images released

A 17-year-old woman from Croydon was today, Wednesday, 10 August, 
arrested on suspicion of burglary. This arrest is in connection with the 
disorder and violence that took place in Croydon on the night of Monday, 
8 August. She remains custody at this time.

Help identify disorder suspects: 
Do you recognise any of the individuals in the photographs on our dedicated Flickr page or do you have any information about the violence and disorder that has occurred? If so, call the Major Investigation Team on 020 8345 4142. Alternatively anyone can report crime and provide information anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Visit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/metropolitanpolice/sets/72157627267892973/ 

Useful Information points:

Follow live updates on Police Information via Twitter on www.twitter.com/metpoliceuk

Regular updates can also be found on the MPS web site www.met.police.uk

For information surrounding fire safety and prevention, as well as the response from the London Fire Brigade to the disorder, visit the website www.london-fire.gov.uk or follow their tweets on Twitter @Londonfire

Updates regarding the Mark Duggan Independent Police Complaints Commission investigation can be found on the IPCC website www.ipcc.gov.uk

or follow their tweets on Twitter @IPCCnews

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