An 18-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of causing a public nuisance in connection with some social media footage on the evening of Monday, 22 May and is currently in police custody.
In the social media footage, he is seen, in the company of another, to enter a private address in Hackney seemingly without the permission of the homeowners.
The arrest follows an investigation into social media footage which featured a number of incidents, including apparently unsolicited approaches made towards members of the public in the street or on transport, and entering addresses without the apparent permission of the owners.
Detective Chief Superintendent James Conway of the Central East Command Unit, responsible for policing in Hackney and Tower Hamlets, said: “I do not underestimate the widespread upset, distress and concern that these videos caused.
“Some people have referred to these as ‘prank’ videos, but I hope that this significant development demonstrates just how seriously we have been taking this investigation since this footage began circulating online.
“A number of these videos were produced, impacting on many different people and our investigation remains ongoing as we seek to build a strong picture of both the activity featured in the footage and impact on the public.”
(Source: Metropolitan Police)