Met Commander unapologetic over pre-Carnival raids | London

I think the public would expect us to do what we can to prevent those injuries to people coming to carnival.
My job is to keep people safe who go to carnival, and I am unapologetic about doing that.
But that is the point of doing that. To get people who would normally come to carnival to cause problems off the streets before the event.

I don’t really care what we arrest them for. I’ll be lawfully audacious, as I can, to get them off the streets.

So whether they’ve got heroin, or they’ve got other class A drugs, drug dealing, serious violence takes place at carnival, we will try and target them and get them off the streets.
So it’s a fallacy to suspect that because they’re caught in possession of heroin that they are not coming to carnival.

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