Twenty-one people were arrested in Barnet as part of a London-wide operation targeting burglars and thieves.

More than 3,300 officers and Metropolitan Police Service staff took part in the latest Operation Big Wing on Thursday, including Safer Transport Command and specialist units such as the Territorial Support Group and Dogs Unit.

In Barnet a total of 21 people were arrested including two for possession of class A and B drugs, two for possession of cannabis and one for common assault.

Another three arrests were made for domestic abuse, as well as three for theft and two for robbery.

Across London, officers made more than 630 arrests, ranging from offences of burglary, theft, drugs, the handling of stolen goods, fraud, and robbery.

Commander Mak Chishty, leading the operation, said: “Work continues day in and day out to target those responsible and the networks they use to sell on stolen property, but big highly visible operations like this play a major part in the fight against crime and demonstrates there is no hiding place for criminals.”