Man arrested after 'trying to sell drugs to off duty police officers' in Richmond

Sean Morrison
Richmond Police: Three off duty police officers were approached and asked if they wanted to buy drugs

A man has been arrested after allegedly trying to drugs to sell three off duty police officers in an affluent south-west London town centre.

It is claimed he was dealing drugs in front of the officers and approached them outside McDonald's in the Quadrant, Richmond, on Monday.

A man was arrested on suspicion of possession with intent to supply following the “awkward” encounter at about 11.40pm.

Richmond Police later posted a picture online of what is believed to be cannabis, two wraps of cocaine and a number of Xanax pills.

The suspect approached the off duty police officers outside McDonald's near Richmond rail station on Monday night

On Twitter, an officer wrote: “That awkward moment you try to sell drugs to three off duty #Police officers in #Richmond then drug deal in front of them.. male arrested.”

A Richmond Police spokeswoman said: “At this time the investigation is ongoing and enquiries continue.”