Large Quantities of Drugs Found in Children's Playground

Police searches lead to shocking discoveries on Shepherd’s Bush Green

Police swoop on Shepherd's Bush Green. Picture: Met Police

Police conducting nightly searches of Shepherd’s Bush Green during the last week have found large quantities of drugs and a knife hidden around the children’s playground.

Officers from Shepherd’s Bush Green Safer Neighbourhood Team were making the searches of the Green and surrounding streets as part of an operation dubbed ‘Autumn Nights’.

PCSO Ben Lambert reports that on the first night of the operation, 28 October, officers noticed a plastic bag tied up in the children's playground, on the western side of the Green.

He says, “ Officers looked inside and found 59 snap bags of cannabis - this was seized and booked into the police station.

“Around two hours later officers completed another check and found another unattended bag which contained 23 bags of snapbags of cannabis.”

The following day officers returned to the Green and found 20 more “snapbags”.

The operation continued during the week with PCSO Lambert reporting, “ Following on from our busy weekend, we were back out on patrol yesterday on Shepherd’s Bush Green and surrounding roads. It was again a busy shift with various stops, one male was arrested for possession of Class A drugs.

“Officers also found a nasty knife and snap bag of heroin which was concealed inside a gap in the circle picnic tables close to the children's playground.”

A selection of the drugs found by the police
A selection of the drugs found by the police. Picture: Met Police

The police team also reported on their continuing activities on Twitter .

@MPSShepherdBush, tweeted on Thursday, 3 November, “ Again out on patrol last night in and around Shepherds’ Bush Green. We had our mobile police station with us which was parked on the green. Various groups dispersed and asked not to return. Officers will not tolerate ASB (anti-social behaviour) on the ward.”

PCSO Lambert said, “Your ward officers will continue to patrol and target the Green and surrounding roads as a priority over the next few months.

“ Please do not hesitate to contact the team at “

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November 7, 2022