Armed Response Units surrounded a number of London addresses in the early hours of yesterday morning. In a series of dramatic dawn raids, several high ranking members of staff, believed to be linked to several popular British tabloids, were arrested on suspicion of Nazis war crimes.
At a packed press conference later, Chief Inspector Zachariah Goldblume issued the following statement.
"Earlier today, myself and several police officers, arrested a number of suspects in relation to Operation Nazikill. This investigation has led to a number of important police overtime hours. It has long been suspected that certain right leaning tabloids in this country have been harbouring fugitive Nazi war criminals. Many of those arrested are wanted in connection with mass Far Right propaganda, perpetuated during WW2. Obviously, these cases are sub judice at the present time but, we can confirm that they used their time at Wapping to continue the spread of Nazi propaganda".
It is understood that many of the journalists had fled the more traditional South American safe havens during the 1980s, in the belief that Britain under Thatcher offered a more secure hiding place. The lack of extradition treaties between Fleet Street (as it was at the time) and the rest of the UK is believed to have prompted the moves. When contacted, one of the publications involved, issued the following statement;