Two arrests have been made following the launch of a proactive drug operation tackling low level criminality and anti-social behaviour (ASB) in Hounslow.
Led by the Chiswick and Brentford Neighbourhood team, officers from across Hounslow Police assisted in a two-day operation.
Day one of the operation focused on tackling low level criminality and ASB around the Haverfield Estate in Brentford.
On the second day, ASB was the focus around Chiswick High Road and Chiswick Common Playing fields, where a dispersal zone has been installed to disperse anyone congregating in the area and causing ASB.
A 17-year-old boy was arrested for the theft of a pedal cycle in the Chiswick Common area.
A 14-year-old boy was arrested under Section 35 of the Anti-Social, Crime and Policing Act 2014 after refusing to leave the dispersal area.
Inspector Steve Edwards, from Chiswick and Brentford Safer Neighbourhood team, said: "We have had numerous complaints about a number of young people causing a serious nuisance across Chiswick Common and the surrounding streets.
"They have been involved in criminality, anti-social behaviour and harassment of all those using or living in the area.
"The use of a dispersal zone is not taken lightly, but in this case needed to be done to allow people who frequent the Common and the High Road to use it without intimidation from this small number of people who are causing all the trouble."
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