Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has pledged his full support to the Metropolitan Police in fighting violent crime in London following a large Met operation yesterday.

An operation took place last night which involved over 200 police officers and targeted people involved in serious gangs and violent crime in London.

There were nine arrests, as well as the seizure of guns, ammunition and large quantities of what was believed to be Class A drugs.

Commenting on the operation Mr Khan said: “Those committing violent crime, including criminal gangs, will be targeted. Extra resources from City Hall are being used for more enforcement work from our police.

“These intelligence-led and targeted operations by the Met Police will continue over the days and weeks ahead and the Police have my full support in this fight against violent crime.”

Arrests were made in Earls Court, Fulham, Northolt, Brentford and Greenford.

Metropolitan police commissioner Cressida Dick who accompanied officers during part of the raid said: “People like this, who may appear to have been operating with impunity for a period of time, cause devastation and fear. It sends a very strong signal to the public, who are very supportive in the police in these sorts of operations, that we are putting a lot of effort into carrying out work like this."