More than 40 arrests have been made as part of a two-day police operation targeting crime on the capital’s transport network.
Running on Wednesday and Thursday of last week, Operation Presence saw officers from the Met’s Roads Transport Policing Command conduct “highly visible patrols” on bus routes and support Transport for London Revenue Protection Inspectors as they carried out ticket checks.
Officers also carried out decoy operations against cycle thieves and targeted known violent offenders.
Scotland Yard force says operations such as Presence play an important role in cutting crime and increasing passenger safety on the capital’s transport network.
Chief Superintendent Matt Bell said: “We are in the business of safeguarding the travelling public and transport staff.
Our officers regularly and tirelessly carry out patrols and operations such as Operation Presence to uphold and maintain a safe, low crime transport network for our transport community.”
Siwan Hayward, Deputy Director of Enforcement and On-street Operations at TfL, said: “Preventing crime on the transport network is a priority for the Mayor and TfL, so it’s great to see TfL funded officers from the Metropolitan Police Service undertaking Operation Presence.
“We care about every journey our passengers make, and will continue to work hard with our policing partners to ensure our transport system remains a safe, secure, and low crime environment.”