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Officers investigating a series of incidents that took place over the course of the weekend of 12/13 January in east London, whereby a small group of individuals were seen to approach and harass members of the public at various locations, have arrested two men.
Videos of the incidents were uploaded onto YouTube.
A 22-year-old man was arrested in the Acton area on Sunday, 20 January and a 19-year-old man who voluntarily attended an east London police station on Monday, 21 January have been arrested in connection with the investigation.
The pair were arrested on suspicion of GBH and Public Order offences and have been bailed to return to an east London police station on a dates in February and March pending further enquiries.
The Metropolitan Police Service takes these incidents very seriously and is pursuing various lines of enquiry with a view to identifying and prosecuting the individuals concerned.
The investigation is being coordinated by the Community Safety Unit at Tower Hamlets.
Patrols continue across east London to reassure local communities.
Anyone with information relevant to the investigation is asked to contact police at firstname.lastname@example.org for the attention of DI Cliff Jones, DS Chris Bagshaw, DC Stacey Yarker or to report it to police via 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.