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Metropolitan Police (Raid)

Volume 114: debated on Wednesday 8 April 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will call for a report from the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis as to how many police officers attended at 34 Carson road, Canning Town, E16, on the morning of 28 March, as to the purpose of the raid, as to how many occupants were in the flat, as to whether a warrant was presented and as to who was arrested and on what charge.

I understand from the Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis that five police officers entered 34 Carson road, Canning Town, E16 on the morning of 28 March 1987. Four uniformed officers arrived in response to a call for assistance from an officer who had arrested a man for road traffic offences. The man had assaulted the officer and then run to 34 Carson road. The only other person on the premises at the time was a woman alleged to be the man's girlfriend. No warrant was presented, nor was one necessary in the circumstances.The man was arrested and charged with driving while unfit through alcohol, driving with excess alcohol and two charges of assaulting a police officer with intent to resist arrest.