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Operation Big Wing still goes ahead in Bexley

PUBLISHED: 15:48 23 May 2013 | UPDATED: 17:07 23 May 2013

Operation Big Wing was carried out by Bexley police today despite the murder of a soldier in nearby Woolwich yesterday.

Four people were arrested and a cannabis farm in Crayford was raided.

Three bedrooms full of 40 to 50 cannabis plants were discovered and a 17-year-old Eastern European man was arrested on suspicion of cultivating drugs.

A man from Erith was arrested for illegal entry into the UK while a woman from the same town was taken in by police on suspicion of possession of cannabis.

A wanted man was also arrested on suspicion of common assault.

Bexley MPS tweeted: “Today pan-London operation #bigwing #Bexley has 140 officers + support from Flying Squad, Dogs Unit and MSC conducting 17 activities.”

The London-wide operation sees borough officers joined by specialist colleagues to carry out arrests, search warrants and licensing enforcement among other things.

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