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Police post images of knives and uncut heroin seized in raids ahead of Notting Hill Carnival

Police from Kensington and Chelsea tweeted a photo of knives, while the Met released an image of a kilo of uncut heroin

Police in Kensington and Chelsea raided properties in four boroughs, seizing these knives on their way(Image: @MPSKenChel)

Police have published a photo of some of the weapons and drugs seized in a series of dawn raids ahead of the Notting Hill Carnival.

Officers from Kensington and Chelsea published an image of two knives it recovered after executing 21 search warrants and making 18 arrests in west London on Tuesday (August 22).

At the same time, police in Lewisham executed eight warrants and had eight individuals arrested. The Met has tweeted a photo of uncut heroin weighing one kilo that was seized in Catford.

It was part of a series of raids that have been taking place in the capital since August 11 aimed at targeting and disrupting gang crime, drug supply, knife crime and other offences that could impact on the safety of this weekend’s Carnival.

Officers from the Royal borough targeted areas in Kensington and Chelsea, Westminster, Hammersmith and Fulham, and Wandsworth. Their tweet said cash, drugs, weapons and a vehicle had been seized.

At the same time, police in Lewisham executed eight warrants and had eight individuals arrested.

Prior to the raids on Tuesday, which took place at 4am, officers have made over 290 pre-Carnival arrests for a range of offences, recovering 190 knives and 18 firearms.

Police say it will continue with its attempts to disrupt crime in the build-up to the Carnival with weapon sweeps, stop and search, youth engagement and automatic number plate recognition operations all taking place.

Scotland Yard say the arrests on Tuesday are predominantly for possession with intent to supply drugs.

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