Bloody hell, just seen this on the BBC London news. Six hundred coppers in riot gear to raid an *entire* street looking for crims? The Road was closed off- no one (or buses) in or out. Police are reported to have seized more than "350 stolen items including 120 laptops, 110 cameras, 32 iPods, 20 sat-navs and 47 fake passports and driving licences." Source BBC London site. In addition an un-named mobile phone company apparently reported that 50% of all stolen mobile phones end up Finsbury Park! Sounds like it was proper Passport to Pimlico stuff! It is slightly scruffy but is it any more so than any number of places? Is it bad enough to justify a battallion of police?