Police swoop on Hackney housing estate after drugs tip-off

Police raided a notorious East London housing estate this-afternoon after a tip-off that drug dealers were operating in the area.

They were called to Hackney’s Frampton Park Estate where they arrested two men in the courtyard after questioning them.

The men—both in their early 20s—were held in connection with allegations of ‘refusing to be searched for drugs’.

“We were called by a member of the public,” said one officer. “Two men have now been taken away.”

Families on the heavily-grilled housing complex off Mare Street have been complaining about drug dealers and robberies at knifepoint.

“One of my sons was threatened with a knife and robbed of his mobile phone,” one mother-of-two told the Hackney Gazette. “I’m scared to let them play outside.”

Another mum said gangs and drug-dealers come onto the estate and congregate in the secluded courtyard where they can’t be seen from the street.

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“My son was also robbed at knifepoint,” she said. “It’s dangerous living here.”

He son was “too frightened to go to the police” fearing the gang would take revenge, she added, because they knew where he lived.

Police confirmed the arrests and that two men were being taken to Stoke Newington police station to be searched.