Cops seize taser in Enfield crime crackdown as top detective praises 'excellent' results'

By Russ Lawrence in Local People

A banned taser was among the weapons haul seized by cops as part of Enfield Police’s six-week long crackdown on knife and drug crime.

The stun gun was concealed down the waistband of a man stopped and searched by patrolling police as part of Operation Bremont.

Police were alerted after spotting the man acting suspiciously looking over a garden wall in Latymer Road, Edmonton, with his vehicle parked close by.

The baton-style taser was marked with the word ’Police’, but is not an authentic police issue taser.

Tasers are prohibited weapons in the UK and he was arrested underSection 5 of the Firearms Act.

A 38-year-old man appeared at Highbury Magistrates’ Court earlier this month charged with possession of an illegal firearm.

He was issued with a community order requiring the forfeiture and destruction of the weapon as well as carrying out unpaid community work and paying an £85 victim surcharge fine.

Disclosing details of weapons recovered and arrests made, Det Supt Tony Kelly said the last couple of weeks of Operation Bremont had produced “excellent results.”

A total of 152 knives were recovered with 58 arrests for knife related crimes with a further 71 arrests and warnings for drugs.

Fifteen non-bladed weapons were seized during the operation which saw 325 stop and searches conducted and 116 weapons sweeps.

A 182 people were detained by police during the operation.

Det Supt Kelly said that following public interest in Operation Bremont, Enfield police are investigating how many of those arrested were cautioned or charged.

“We will publish these figures when available,” he added.

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