Five people have been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm.(…) A number of knives were recovered during the operation.,” was a statement of police. In fact, for residents in Notting Hill , West London it was a scary thing. Roads were closed off around the whole area which was ‘in lockdown’. They were warned to stay inside as armed police were spotted scaling rooftops.
The area of the anti-gang operation in London
Witnesses described lasers being shone into their gardens. Video footage from the scene showed a spotlight shining over buildings as a helicopter circled overhead. The main police presence was on Portobello Road, Colville Square, Colville Terrace and Talbot Road in the huge anti-gang operation. One man documented the terrifying moment police stormed All Saints Church in Notting Hill via Twitter. ‘We’re all okay but all doors been locked and ordered to move away from windows and doors,’ he wrote describing what was happening. Operation Trident is a Met Police unit set up in 1998 to tackle gun crime following a series of shootings in Lambeth and Brent. The area later reopened.