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06 December 2016

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Three men were arrested for possessing knives and cannabis in two separate incidents after Enfield Council's award winning CCTV operators spotted them acting suspiciously and alerted police.

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Three men were arrested for possessing knives and cannabis in two separate incidents after Enfield Council's award winning CCTV operators spotted them acting suspiciously and alerted police.

The first incident happened at around 6pm in Sterling Way, Edmonton, on 30 November, where CCTV operators saw a large group of men congregating in the street. As they watched one of the men threw an item into bushes. Police were alerted, attended the scene and arrested the man in nearby Pymmes Park, the item was consequently found to be a knife.

Then about 20 minutes later a pair of men were spotted acting suspiciously near a betting shop in Colyton Way, Edmonton. One walked into an alleyway and picked up a bag, put it in his coat and the pair then walked into the betting shop. Police were called and searched both men, who were consequently arrested for possession of cannabis.

Enfield Council's Cabinet Member for Community Safety and Public Health, Cllr Krystle Fonyonga, said: "Our message is simple, if you are stupid enough to commit crime in our borough you will be seen and arrested.

"We will not tolerate a tiny minority of people acting in an unacceptable manner and we will continue to work with our partners in the police to protect members of the public from this type of criminal behaviour."