Brockley drugs raids produce 92% hit rate

In the last year, the Brockley Safer Neighbourhood Team has adopted a more aggressive approach towards policing drugs in the area, conducting twelve raids on homes and businesses in the last 6 months alone.

The policy prompted Lewisham Councillor Duwayne Brooks to enquire how many of these raids produced negative searches, with no drugs being discovered on the premises. Cllr Brooks was concerned that "poorly gathered intelligence, which is then acted upon and proves negative can bring discontent. There is a perceived high number of negative searches."

Lewisham police have now confirmed that of those 12 warrants executed in the last six months by Brockley SNT, 11 resulted in drugs being found, which is presumably a hit-rate to satisfy most people worried about police acting on bad intelligence.