London Lite Wednesday, 7 October 2009 13 400 officers pile into homes in blitz on drug dealers threetimeslucky Fast talkAn instant interviewwith... RichaRd Bacon THE 33-year-old has gone from bad boy of Blue Peter to darling of Radio 5 Live. He lives in Belsize Park with his wife Rebecca. Peter Mandelson or Harriet Harman? I recently met Mandelson getting a take-away pizza and he asked me to join him for a chat while we waited for our food. I havent bumped into Harriet in a late-night takeaway. Mac or PC? Im Appled up to the max. Ive got an iPhone, MacBook, AppleTV, iPods and an Apple time capsule. DVD or cinema? The Everyman Cinema is on our road. It makes up for its one screen by playing the films audio in the loos and bringing food and drink to your seat. Leicester Square or Piccadilly Circus? I was once beaten up in Piccadilly Circus trying to guess, live on the radio, whether passers- by were unemployed or not. So Leicester Square. Pub or members club? I belong to nearly 10 members clubs but now Ive moved, I am loving the proper pubs that dont belong to a chain and where people know your name. Fern Britton (right) or Holly Willoughby? Hard question but as a presenter I particularly admire Fern Brittons natural warmth. Richards Radio 5 Live show is on Monday to Thursday from 10pm. tessa dunlop So,justhow manycops canyoufit inahouse? Bikersmiracleescapeasgunmanpullstrigger THERE was no danger of the police being undermanned as more than 400 Met officers launched raids today to smash a north London network of crack cocaine dealers. Eleven people were arrested as 25 addresses involved in flooding Brent with cocaine and heroin were targeted. The dawn operation followed an undercover sting last night in which police posed as dealers to arrest three men. A firearm, 17,000 in cash and a quantity of crack cocaine were recovered in the raids, which also took place in Haringey, Edmonton, Hounslow, Bromley, Harrow, Barnet and Southwark. Superintendent Matthew Gardner, said: Today will have a significant impact on crime. A moped rider had an amazing escape when a wanted man pointed a gun in his face and pulled the trigger three times -- but the weapon failed to fire. plain-clothes officers chased the suspect across West Hampstead, north-west London. Witnesses said the man threatened three policemen with a handgun as he was pursued on a busy shopping street. He then pointed it in the face of the moped rider as he tried to steal his bike. passers-by came to the bikers aid and the suspect fled. The chase began at around 3pm yesterday when officers from a spe- cialist unit spotted a man wanted for violent offences. When they stopped his grey Vauxhall Astra in West end Lane, the suspect and a second man ran off. The gunman was eventually arrested after he was found hiding beneath a car by armed officers. The second man was held a short distance from West Hampstead Tube station. police said the moped rider was unhurt but had been left deeply shocked and is receiving support. Two men aged 30 and 47 were being questioned by detectives today. police recovered a bag containing three guns. A quantity of diamonds was also found on one of the men. Investigators believe they may have been stripped from stolen jewellery and were about to be sold. by GEORGINA LITTLEJOHN Knock, knock: officers raid a house in Brent this morning H index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html40.html41.html42.html43.html44.html45.html46.html47.html