Victoria and Piccadilly line operation results in 66 arrests - London
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An operation dedicated to the northern parts of the Victoria and Piccadilly lines of the London Underground has resulted in 66 arrests since the start of the year.
Operation Zerda is built to target any criminals who use the railway network and act as a firm deterrent to any incidents.
Each week, officers carry out highly visible, highly proactive patrols at stations across their patch, with each operation often involving plain clothed officers, police dogs and metal arches.
Below, operation lead, Inspector Dan Rushall, talks through the operation and how it helps the railway.
Operations have led to the seizure of weapons, drugs, and led to the arrest of suspects wanted for thefts and robbery committed off the rail network in London.
One recent example was the arrest of a man at Turnpike Lane station on Thursday 1 April where officers were carrying out patrols with police dogs.
He was arrested for possession of an offensive weapon and has since been charged.
Officers have also carried out 129 reports for low level offences, ensuring offenders are either fined or issued with a community resolution.