POLICE have made nine arrests after a crackdown on 'unlicensed activity' across Kensington and Chelsea.
In a two-day operation at the weekend, officers visited 152 premises and made arrests in connection with sex worker carding, begging, bicycle theft and drugs possession.
There were 37 test purchases carried out in shops where there were six breaches including selling a knife, alcohol and cigarettes to those under age. Words of advice and enforcement notices were issued.
Police also visited 99 licensed premises, including bars and clubs, and made seven referrals to the council, and issued six enforcement notices for a number of breaches, including not having the minimum number of doormen required.
Officers also recovered a mobile phone stolen during a previous burglary and made an arrest for taxi touting.
Chief Inspector Dave Tait said: “During this operation we have targeted many different areas of licensing across the borough over the last 48 hours, including pubs, clubs, unlicensed mini cabs, and the underage selling of alcohol, cigarettes and knives. Our results have been impressive and send out a clear warning. We will continue to crack down on unlicensed activity affecting our communities.”