Police at London Burgers and Beers

johnboy 27 October 2011 41

The London

There are rather a lot of police currently at The London in the bus interchange.

And quite a lot of media standing around as well.

We’ll update you when we know more.

UPDATE: This statement from ACT Policing:

Police have executed a search warrant at a business premises on London Circuit. Further information to follow at the conclusion of the search.

Further Update: The Chief Police Officer has confirmed via Twitter that they’re looking for drugs.

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Lookout Smithers Lookout Smithers 6:42 pm 28 Oct 11

Ace Ventura should get a call after they find half joint on the floor and nothing more.

Benamb Benamb 4:47 pm 28 Oct 11

We’ve eaten there once, I thought it was a bit weird too, and haven’t been back. Halfway through our meal, my husband, baby daughter and myself (sitting at a table for 4) suddenly had another couple seated next to us, with us, at the same table (literally bumping elbows) – even though there were many other tables free. We hurredly finished our food and left, it was very odd.

Tetranitrate Tetranitrate 4:08 pm 28 Oct 11

johnboy said :

There are a lot of bars run honestly. But there are a lot of businesses in this town which one wonders about.

Well the big nightclubs – Academy, Mooseheads, ect are probably run fairly honestly, the questionable level of adherence to responsible service of alcohol aside. It’s obvious how they’re turning a profit.

PantsMan PantsMan 4:06 pm 28 Oct 11

Stevian said :

LootenPlunder said :

PantsMan said :

“Search warrant in City
Release Date: Friday, October 28 2011, 10:33 AM

Criminal Investigations detectives executed a search warrant in the city yesterday (Thursday, October 27).

Around 11.00am, detectives from the Organised Crime and Counter Terrorism Team executed a search warrant at a business premises on London Circuit in the city.

Several items, including computer equipment were seized for examination.

Police will continue to conduct enquiries in relation to this matter.”
http://www.police.act.gov.au/media-centre/media-releases/act/2011/october/search-warrant-in-city.aspx

“Counter Terrorism Team” WTF?

Nice of you to skip straight past the “Organised Crime and” part of the name.

To be fair, it could easily be misconstrued as refering to two separate teams.

As explained here http://the-riotact.com/police-statement-on-the-london-raid/57708, they have quietly removed the references to who actually attended!

Stevian Stevian 3:31 pm 28 Oct 11

LootenPlunder said :

PantsMan said :

“Search warrant in City
Release Date: Friday, October 28 2011, 10:33 AM

Criminal Investigations detectives executed a search warrant in the city yesterday (Thursday, October 27).

Around 11.00am, detectives from the Organised Crime and Counter Terrorism Team executed a search warrant at a business premises on London Circuit in the city.

Several items, including computer equipment were seized for examination.

Police will continue to conduct enquiries in relation to this matter.”
http://www.police.act.gov.au/media-centre/media-releases/act/2011/october/search-warrant-in-city.aspx

“Counter Terrorism Team” WTF?

Nice of you to skip straight past the “Organised Crime and” part of the name.

To be fair, it could easily be misconstrued as refering to two separate teams.

johnboy johnboy 2:03 pm 28 Oct 11

There are a lot of bars run honestly. But there are a lot of businesses in this town which one wonders about.

dph dph 1:58 pm 28 Oct 11

nice_enough said :

Are there any restaurants, clubs and bars in Canberra that are NOT owned and run by [alleged] drug dealers?

+1, Amen to that

shadow boxer shadow boxer 1:20 pm 28 Oct 11

p1 said :

joeyjojojuniorshabadoo said :

There was always something a bit odd about the high number of security camera’s in the London…

Bet the police find the tapes useful. Or blank.

sounds like the police have already drawn a big blank, high vis daytime raid, tip off the Canberra times.

No-one charged and a couple of computers seized, somebody has egg on their face.

LootenPlunder LootenPlunder 1:02 pm 28 Oct 11

PantsMan said :

“Search warrant in City
Release Date: Friday, October 28 2011, 10:33 AM

Criminal Investigations detectives executed a search warrant in the city yesterday (Thursday, October 27).

Around 11.00am, detectives from the Organised Crime and Counter Terrorism Team executed a search warrant at a business premises on London Circuit in the city.

Several items, including computer equipment were seized for examination.

Police will continue to conduct enquiries in relation to this matter.”
http://www.police.act.gov.au/media-centre/media-releases/act/2011/october/search-warrant-in-city.aspx

“Counter Terrorism Team” WTF?

Nice of you to skip straight past the “Organised Crime and” part of the name.

p1 p1 11:52 am 28 Oct 11

PantsMan said :

“Counter Terrorism Team” WTF?

We are a small enough town that the people that deal with organised crime, and the people who counter terrorism, are the same people. So if someone if raided as part of an organised crime investigation, it is done by the Organised Crime and Counter Terrorism Team.

PantsMan PantsMan 11:14 am 28 Oct 11

“Search warrant in City
Release Date: Friday, October 28 2011, 10:33 AM

Criminal Investigations detectives executed a search warrant in the city yesterday (Thursday, October 27).

Around 11.00am, detectives from the Organised Crime and Counter Terrorism Team executed a search warrant at a business premises on London Circuit in the city.

Several items, including computer equipment were seized for examination.

Police will continue to conduct enquiries in relation to this matter.”
http://www.police.act.gov.au/media-centre/media-releases/act/2011/october/search-warrant-in-city.aspx

“Counter Terrorism Team” WTF?

p1 p1 11:10 am 28 Oct 11

joeyjojojuniorshabadoo said :

There was always something a bit odd about the high number of security camera’s in the London…

Bet the police find the tapes useful. Or blank.

joeyjojojuniorshabadoo joeyjojojuniorshabadoo 10:49 am 28 Oct 11

There was always something a bit odd about the high number of security camera’s in the London…

Jivrashia Jivrashia 10:31 am 28 Oct 11

krats said :

Wrong Place- Your (sic) Thinking Of Fyshwick

?
The London’s burger challenge – two London Lots, two serves of chips and a litre of beer.

Or the Asian Langolier?

nice_enough nice_enough 10:21 am 28 Oct 11

Are there any restaurants, clubs and bars in Canberra that are NOT owned and run by [alleged] drug dealers?

TheDancingDjinn TheDancingDjinn 10:06 am 28 Oct 11

Jivrashia said :

matt31221 said :

Oh man I hope the London doesn’t shut down

+1
I have yet to take the 2 burgers and a jug of beer challenge….!!

And how the hell did a tiny Asian girl get up on the winners’ board???
(I would have liked to have been there to witness it)

i coud be mistaken – but i was pretty sure the person who holds/ or at one time held the record for most hotdogs eaten in one sitting was a tiny korean woman. – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonya_Thomas

turns out she is korean/american – but still..

krats krats 8:39 am 28 Oct 11

Jivrashia said :

matt31221 said :

Oh man I hope the London doesn’t shut down

+1
I have yet to take the 2 burgers and a jug of beer challenge….!!

And how the hell did a tiny Asian girl get up on the winners’ board???
(I would have liked to have been there to witness it)

Wrong Place- Your Thinking Of Fyshwick

Henry82 Henry82 7:29 pm 27 Oct 11

I walked past tonight, its open but quiet.

LSWCHP LSWCHP 7:18 pm 27 Oct 11

Jivrashia said :

matt31221 said :

Oh man I hope the London doesn’t shut down

+1
I have yet to take the 2 burgers and a jug of beer challenge….!!

And how the hell did a tiny Asian girl get up on the winners’ board???
(I would have liked to have been there to witness it)

The Big Texan steakhouse outside Amarillo Texas has a 72 ounce steak challenge. That’s about a 2 kg lump of roast meat that has to be eaten in an hour, along with a huge spud and a salad. If you can eat it all it’s free. They record the age, height and weight and time of their winners, and I had a look through the book once. If the book is to be believed, there are quite a few females in the 5 foot tall, hundred pound range who’ve met the challenge with ease.

Don’t underestimate the eating capacity of a hungry woman.

thatsnotme thatsnotme 6:53 pm 27 Oct 11

Ha, shutting the place down on pay day Thursday right before lunch is probably completely coincidental, but would have cost them a fair bit I’m sure.

Went there for lunch a few times, but always found there was a weird vibe in the place, like we were one of the only ones there who didn’t know the people running it. I guess seeing as we were there to actually buy a burger and beers with no extra sides, that may have actually been the case!

Then there’s the time we sat at an empty table that half way through our meal suddenly became reserved, forcing us to move outside…real classy.

In the end, it was their shite burgers that made us give up on the place though. I was always a bit suss of a place where your food would turn up 5 minutes after ordering even in busy times…pretty sure a freshly made burger should take a bit longer than that.

And yes…I realise I’m actually complaining about a restaurant’s service being too fast!

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