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Haringey Police arrest 26 people as part of Operation Middleton in Tottenham Hale
Twenty six people have been arrested for offences including drug dealing, robbery and possession of knives.
Last month police officers stopped and search 129 people as part of a 14-day operation.
Arrests were made for various offences including six for drug dealing, one for robbery, one for burglary and four for possession of knives.
The operation was in response to a surge in burglary, robbery and anti-social behavior in the Tottenham Hale ward.
Officers believed this was caused by gang members and drug dealers operating in the area.
Haringey Police launched Operation Middleton in partnership with the borough’s Tasking Team and the Safer Transport Command officers.
It began on September 23 and concentrated on the area around Down Lane Recreation Ground and the Hale gyratory system.
Police claim that as a result of the operation, burglary on the ward has been reduced by 67 per cent and robbery has been reduced by 44 per cent.
Inspector Craig Middleton, from the borough’s tasking team, said: “This operation should send out a clear message to criminals in the area.
“That we will robustly deal with them and will not allow them to impact on the quality of life experienced by local residents.
“I would urge residents to help us combat burglary in the area by ensuring that they lock all windows and doors when out and not leave valuables on display.
“Where possible people should make use of timer switches to light their homes as the evenings become darker.”
Insp Middleton added that if residents notice any suspicious activity they should call the police on 101 or 999 if it is an emergency.
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