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On Tuesday 10th May seven teams from the Ealing Safer Neighbourhood cluster took part in a weapons sweep on Copley Close.

The entire area of Copley Close was searched. All alleyways, stair cases, grass verges, bushes and overgrown areas were searched for weapons.

Weapons sweeps are all part proactive community policing and are designed to take weapons out of circulation, disrupt local criminality and protect the majority of local law abiding citizens.

Weapons sweeps have been carried out before by Ealing Borough Officers on Copley Close and in the past they have removed several knives and metal and wooden poles, a club hammer and last year a gun was removed.

Sergeant James Ayling from the Cleveland Safer Neighbourhood team said, “We recovered two hammers and two knifes. By taking these weapons out of circulation we are effectively making Copley Close a safer place for residents to live. Ealing Safer Neighbourhood teams are here to detect and deter crime and are working closely with the community and out partners to reduce crime and reassure residents.”

May 12, 2011