Alert from Lambeth Business Against Crime

October 08, 2010 13:42
 
Stores in Lambeth have been hit with losses of £300 after being targeted by a criminal gang. The gang are buying gift cards in stores using signature only debit / credit cards. These debit and credit cards are all stolen or cloned and the value of purchases are low level in order to prevent detection. Stores are now only accepting Chip & Pin or cash for the purchase of gift cards. The same gang has also targeted Crystal Palace, Tooting and Sydenham among others. Please be aware. Any information you may have please forward to Lambeth Business Crime Reduction Director on 07818083388 or email Stephen.govier@lbac.org.uk. Please note that under the Disability Discrimination Act these signature only cards are often provided to those with memory disability. Care and caution is advised when refusing. Stephen E. Govier, LLB (Hons), MA. Business Crime Reduction Director Lambeth Business Against Crime 306a, Streatham High Road London, SW16 6HG 07818083388 Criminal Justice Secure Email : stephen.govier@lbac.cjsm.net

Secure you homes

September 29, 2010 13:26
 
Please see the attached document regarding a spate of letterbox burglaries specifically targeting uPVC doors.

Lambeth CommunitySafe changes

September 09, 2010 13:24
 
Dear Community Safe members. Thank you all for joining CommunitySafe and I hope that within Lambeth we now start to use this communication tool effectively. I aim to supply informative and timely information from all your Safer Neighbourhood Teams. Some of you may have noticed that we now have a separate mailing groups for each individual Ward. That means 1 mailing group for each of our 21 Safer Neighbourhood Teams. Information will be sent out on these new Ward based groups and the 2 previous SNT generic groups, Lambeth North Safer Neighbourhood Teams and Lambeth South Safer Neighbourhood Teams, will be discontinued. Can you all please kindly log into CommunitySafe and join the Ward groups that you wish to receive news on? I don't want to lose anyone as a member and therefore you all need to select which SNT groups you wish to be members of. Plus there are the Lambeth North - Urgent and Lambeth South - Urgent groups which you can join as well. These are not SNT related, but will have details of urgent and critical incidents, such as road closures or missing persons. http://www.communitysafe.gov.uk/home If you are not sure which Ward you live on or which Wards are bordering yours then please see the MPS web site at http://www.met.police.uk/teams/lambeth/index.php where all 21 Ward teams are shown with accompanying maps. By joining your local Ward mailing groups I will ensure that you receive local and relevant information on a regular basis. Kind regards, Insp Fallowfield nicholas.fallowfield2@met.police.uk
Residency and Crack House Closure at Rainsford House On Thursday 26th August officers from the Tulse Hill SNT and the Anti-Social Behaviour Officer from Lambeth Living, attended Rainsford House, Brixton Hill SW2, to permanently evict the occupant. Mr Uziah Ruddock aged 63 years was served a crack house closure and residency order, after Lambeth Borough Police acted on received reports from residents of Rainsford House, complaining of anti-social behaviour. This included noise nuisance and drug paraphernalia left by drug users and prostitutes accessing the block. The process obtaining the order was drawn out as a result of Mr Ruddock contesting the evidence and fighting Lambeth Living through the Courts unsuccessfully. The residents of Rainsford House have expressed their relief and gratitude for the hard work and resilience that the Tulse Hill SNT and Lambeth council have shown. Police Constable Neil Macguire said, "This is partnership working at its very best culminating in an excellent result. Mr Ruddock is a grown man who has, for the last 12 months or so, shown absolutely no respect to his neighbours and their families. I hope that with his eviction the residents of Rainsford House can begin to enjoy a more peaceful life". The SNT holds panel meetings regularly and encourage residents’ participation. Meeting times, dates and locations are available to view on their individual team web pages or advertised outside their patrol bases. To get involved or have your say come along to the next one! Please visit www.met.police.uk/saferneighbourhoods

Missing 79 Year old Male

August 28, 2010 01:52
 
Police are looking for a missing 79 yr old male, who went missing from family Brixton Market name of Aubrey Drysdale, a black man who was last wearing a striped dark blue shirt, blue jeans, black shoes and a black cap. He is 6ft and bald. He was last seen about 1830 hours on the 27th August. If seen, please contact Police immediately quoting CAD 8775 of 27 August. Thanks Sergeant James SOUTHGATE 50LX

Gipsy Hill SNT Meetings

August 26, 2010 11:51
 
This is just a reminder of the following impending meetings due with the Gipsy Hill SNT. Please feel free to attend and speak direct with your SNT on your local crime issues - or just come and say hello! Gipsy Hill SNT: What: Public meeting When: 26/08/2010 - 16:30 - 17:30 Where: Outside Wiseman Court Woodland Road SE19 What: Street briefing When: 28/08/2010 - 16:00 - 17:00 Where: Tannoy Square SE27 What: Phone surgery When: 02/09/2010 - 17:00 - 19:00 Where: Gipsy Hill Police Inspector Nicholas Fallowfield Streatham and Norwood Safer Neighbourhoods Team Streatham Police station, 101 Streatham High Road, SW16 1HT Phone: 020 8649 2267 Mobile: 07760 495355 E-mail: nicholas.fallowfield2@met.police.uk Together we will reduce levels of serious violence in the London Borough of Lambeth
On Wednesday 18 August the Brixton Summer Project held at Loughborough Primary School Minet Road, Brixton welcomed the former EastEnders actress Brooke Kinsella who is now a prominent anti-knife crime campaigner to see the project in action. During her visit Ms Kinsella also observed a presentation regarding the ‘Growing Against Gangs’ programme. This educational initiative explores the issues around ‘youth gang culture’. Now in its twenty-third year, the Lambeth Summer Projects has seen success with the numbers of children attending from across the borough increasing every year. This year the project has seen over 750 young people aged from nine to sixteen years take part in the four week programme held at four school sites within Lambeth that have been kept open and managed by Lambeth borough Police Safer Schools Officers in partnership with Police Community Support Officers, Lambeth’s Local Authority youth workers and community volunteers. Over 600 separate activity sessions have taken place including sports, outside visits and workshops and is the largest crime diversion scheme within the borough that encourages a positive relationship with young people, the community and the police. Since the tragic murder of her brother Ben Kinsella, Brooke has tirelessly campaigned against knife crime and led various marches and supported numerous government initiatives. Today she visits the Brixton Project as the start of a series of visits to youth projects across the country in support for her anti-knife crime message and her role in advising the government of what young people think and how best to communicate an effective message to the minority of people who engage in carrying knives and youth violence to change their behaviour and deter them from carrying offensive weapons that would lead to reducing the number young lives lost to youth violence. Chief Inspector Patrick Beynon of Lambeth Safer Neighbourhoods said: “Our work with the local authority and other partners have ensured the success of this project for positive activities for young people”. Without this project some of the young people involved could become victims or perpetrators of crime and anti-social behaviour. “ For more information about the Lambeth Summer Projects please visit www.LambethSummerProjects.co.uk.
update

High Risk missing Child - Found

August 18, 2010 20:39
 
The High Risk missing 7 year old girl has been found - Thankyou.

High Risk missing Child

August 18, 2010 20:07
 
Police are looking for a missing 7 year old girl. Went missing from Albion Avenue SW8 area at about 1430hrs. She is Rochelle JOHNSON aged 7. Description Light skin black female, Height F3'06", chubby appearance. Black weaved hair. Wearing purple dress, black tights and green slipper. If seen please call police on 999 quoting reference CAD 6895 18th Aug. Thankyou.
Lambeth's Acting Borough Commander John Corrigan is to be interviewed live on air by the young presenters of Reprezent radio on 87.7FM on Saturday 14 August, between 12.00-13.00 hours. Reprezent is a vibrant youth-led multimedia channel, providing learning and broadcasting opportunities to young people. The project was launched with a one-month FM broadcast in partnership with Choice FM in August 2008. Since then, Reprezent has provided training to over 150 young people and has had content featured on BBC Newsnight, Choice FM, Radio 4 and ITV London Tonight.
Lambeth Officers are appealing for information and witnesses to a distraction burglary. The incident occurred at Monarch Mews, Streatham, SW16, on Wednesday the 11th of August 2010, at around noon. An 87 year old lady allowed two men entry to her property after they claimed to they needed to fix a leak. The two men made off with cash and stolen property. The men are described as white, aged between 35 - 40 years. Several residents saw a white van in the Mews on the morning in question. This van may have had a corporate sign and two ladders on its roof. It is possible that this van may have been on legitimate business. Did any residents have a builder or plumber working on their address on Wednesday morning? Did anyone see this van? Is anyone able to describe the sign writing or the people inside it? Anyone with information is encouraged to call DC Graham Sandercock, who is investigating this case on 020 8649 2428 alternatively you can report information anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. Lambeth Borough Police would like to like to remind residents to use caution if unknown visitors knock. If you are in anyway suspicious, do not let them in. Always dial 999 in an emergency.

Police make Arson and GBH charge

August 12, 2010 09:52
 
Lambeth Borough Police have charged John Usher aged 48 of Cedars Road, Clapham SW4 on Wednesday 11 August with two counts of arson with intent to endanger life and GBH. He will be appearing at Camberwell Green Magistrates Court today (12/08/2010).
On-the-spot fines for offences including being drunk and disorderly have been stopped in parts of London. Under a pilot scheme running in Westminster, Lambeth and Southwark, officers will use court action or "words of advice" instead of fines. The change will also affect offences of retail theft, disorder and threatening and abusive behaviour. Less than half of on-the-spot fines for shoplifting were paid last year, the Ministry of Justice said in July. A Metropolitan Police spokesman said: "We are concerned in London that too many fixed penalty notices are issued, and a significant number of these don't get paid. "This is wasting police time and not acting as a punishment or deterrent." 'More effective' He added: "This doesn't mean we aren't dealing with these offences. "We are seeing if there is a more effective way to deal with them, such as through cautions, through the courts or, in minor cases, words of advice." The pilot scheme is due to be expanded to Lewisham and Greenwich. Last month junior justice minister Crispin Blunt revealed that less than half of the fines issued for shoplifting last year were paid in full. Some 45,616 fixed penalty notices were issued in England and Wales but just 20,903 were settled.
PCSO’s from the Oval Safer Neighbourhoods Team (SNT) continue to clamp down on cycling on footpaths. On Monday 9 August, at approximately 11:30am on South Lambeth Road PCSO’s stopped a man cycling along the footpath. An accompanying PC made the arrest of the young man on suspicion of going to commit a burglary. A pair of bolt cutters was found in the young man’s bag to which he could not give a reasonable explanation for having. He was consequently arrested and taken to a South London Police Station where upon further examination it was suspected that the bike he was riding had been stolen. The bike had been property marked, so that in the event of a loss the bike could be returned to the owner. The youth, 16, from South Lambeth has been bailed pending further enquiries regarding the ownership of the bike. Sergeant Sacre from the Oval SNT said: “This is a good example of local officers knowing local people, and the merits of property marking. Hopefully we can now reunite the bike to its rightful owner”. If you wish to know more about property marking please visit www.immobilise.com or for more information about the your SNT visit www.met.police.uk/saferneighbourhoods

Recovery of weapons in Lambeth

August 06, 2010 11:58
 
On Tuesday 3 August as a result of vigilant members of the public and open searches conducted by Lambeth Borough Police Officers, three firearms have been found in Brixton and removed from the streets of our borough. These included one handgun with the relevant ammunition, a shot gun and a very realistic BB gun. All weapons are believed to be involved in or for the use criminal activity or the intimidation of others, although it is not believed they are linked to each other. Each weapon was found in separate locations within hours of each other. An investigation by Lambeth’s Pro-active Firearms Team is underway to identify those responsible for these weapons and any offences which may have involved these firearms. The ongoing work of this unit and others on Lambeth, together with useful intelligence from the public has played a significant part in reducing gun crime on this Borough. The recovery and removal of these three weapons from criminal hands greatly assists work to further reduce the incidence of gun crime in Lambeth. Local police will continue to use a wide range of tactics against this crime, to ensure the safety of the local community. This follows the seizure of three other firearms found in the past seventeen days. A loaded 9mm handgun from Streatham. A shotgun in Brixton and a quantity of live ammunition from Stockwell.

Severe Weather Warning

August 04, 2010 13:53
 
National Severe Weather Warning Service At 12:07 today the MET Office issued a sever weather warning for several parts of the UK including Greater London. "Heavy, thundery showers are expected to give totals of 10-15 mm within one hour, with overall totals of 25 mm or more." "The public are advised to take extra care and refer to the "Highways Agency" for further advice regarding traffic disruption on motorways and trunk roads." For enquiries regarding this warning then please contact the Met Office Customer Centre. Phone: 0870 900 0100 Fax: 0870 900 5050 Email: enquiries@metoffice.gov.uk
Personal Safety Tips • When you’re out and about look purposeful. Assertiveness in the way you behave reduces perceived vulnerability. • Avoid using your phone or iPod in public, especially immediately after leaving railway/bus stations. • Loud personal music affects your awareness of your surroundings. • Don’t draw attention to your valuables. Out of sight is safer. • It is easier for wallets and purses to be removed from back pockets. • Avoid short cuts down alley ways and across parks. Move away from suspicious people. Trust your instincts. • Use a pre-booked minicab or licensed taxi. Know what you are getting into. • Report non emergency incidents to the police on 0300 123 1212. • In an emergency always ring 999. Summer Time Burglary Prevention Tips • When you leave your home please lock it up. This means all windows and doors. Several of the new windows allow for ventilation - Don’t just put the handle down in this position make sure you lock it as well. • When you are not in the room with a window/door that is open ensure it is secure - don’t think because you are in you will hear what’s going on. • Don’t leave expensive property in view of passer-by’s and don’t leave house keys or car keys on a table near the door or window. • Secure bicycles to a permanent fixture even if leaving in communal hallways or sheds. Want to know more about Neighbourhood Watch or set one up then? Contact Karen Hunn on 020 7926 2716 or Khunn@lambeth.gov.uk
On Saturday 24 July the Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Church conducted an anti-gun and knife crime public rally and march through the streets of Brixton policed and supported by Lambeth Borough Police Officers. Led by the combined musical band of the Brixton and Hackney Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) churches, the public rally and march began at 12:30pm at the SDA church in Lambeth Ducie Street Clapham SW4 and was joined by the Hackney SDA church, where they walked through the roads of Ferndale ward before ending at Windrush Square Brixton. Ferndale Safer Neighbourhoods Team had previously worked in partnership with the organisers to plan for public safety and to prevent public disorder however was on the day to show their support for the important community issues being raised; namely violence, homelessness and gangs, while facilitating a lawful protest. Approximately 200 people attended and marched to the music played by the band while holding posters. At Windrush Square the issues raised were clarified by a speech delivered by Police Constable Errol Paterson Lambeth’s African Caribbean Community Liaison Officer followed by a series of songs and speeches by the SDA. PC Errol Patterson commented of the day’s event; “The march was well attended and passed off successfully. With the theme being both of fellowship of the church and also a message of anti knife, drug & gun crime amongst the youths in the community, it was a day with a positive message delivered to a wide audience. I intend to work more closely with the church in the very near future and the pastor has expressed his desire to work more closely with the police." PS Paul White of Ferndale SNT commented: "This March has helped bring the community in a very worthwhile cause, and will help divert some youths from gangs and the other it will show that the whole community is against this violence."

Lambeth Summer Project

July 16, 2010 12:08
 
Lambeth safer schools officers manage the summer project on site From Monday 26 July and for the twenty-third successive year Lambeth Borough Met Police will be supporting the Lambeth Summer Project. An initiative for school children during their four week summer holiday to become involved in activities they may not have experienced while interacting positively with the police. This is one of the longest running and largest youth engagement/crime prevention and positive activities programme of its kind in London. This year over 750 young people aged from nine to sixteen years old will be participating in the project each day. Four school sites will be kept open and managed by Lambeth borough Police Safer Schools officers with assistance from Police Community Support Officers. Lambeth local authority is providing youth workers and there will be a significant number of community volunteers. Over 600 separate activity sessions will take place including sports, outside visits and workshops. Officers from CO19 Met Police firearms branch, Operation Trident, Territorial Support Unit and Safer Neighbourhoods will be interacting with many hundreds of Lambeth's young people and building positive relationships with the local communities in the borough. Chief Inspector Patrick Beynon of Lambeth Safer Neighbourhoods said: “Lambeth Summer Project will celebrate its 23rd anniversary this year. It reflects the strong police, and the third sector. Our successful partnerships with the local authority and other partners have ensured the success of this project for such positive activities for young people. Without this project some of the young people involved could become victims or perpetrators of crime and anti-social behaviour. “ For more information on the Summer Project please contact your local Safer Schools Officer by visiting their web page at: www.met.police.uk/teams/lambeth/03working_with_the_community/lambeth_safer_schools_partnership

Terrorism Prevent School Exercise

July 13, 2010 15:41
 
A slightly historic story from April but worth highlighting the good work involved. PREVENT Engagement Officers hold community based exercise. The aim of Prevent is to stop people, regardless of their faith or background, from becoming terrorists or supporting violent extremists. This exercise provided a good opportunity to interact with the community London’s Prevent Engagement officers teamed up to hold two of the largest community-based, counter terrorism exercises ever conducted by the MPS. The South London Prevent Engagement Officers got together to deliver the ‘ACT (All Communities Together) NOW’ exercise to over 200 pupils at the Bishop Thomas Grant school in Streatham, while their West London colleagues delivered the session to a similar number of students at the Phoenix school in Shepherds Bush. Each exercise saw the students taking on the role as police officers having to deal with a terrorist incident. The pupils were faced with snippets of information and intelligence about an emerging terrorist conspiracy, and had to decide on what actions to take: who should they arrest? Should they use under cover officers? Should they search the house? What should they tell the public? As well as giving the young people the chance to play cops the ACT NOW also gave the students and officers a chance to talk about violent extremism and terrorism: why it may happen, who’s to blame; as well as giving all sides more of an insight into what the police have to do, and how young people feel about these important issues. After having delivered a number of ‘ACT NOW’s across the area, the South London Prevent Engagement officers (PEOs) decided to work together to deliver the exercise to a larger group to spread the message as far and wide as possible. This approach was also taken by West London PEOs, who pooled their resources to increase coverage and efficiency by reaching an entire year group. The exercises, which took part during school hours, were delivered by the PEOs direct to groups of 13 and 14 year olds, who, after some initial reservations became fully engaged with the officers. First they had to decide on how to handle small pieces of intelligence, which were being fed in, while later on, as the conspiracy becomes more apparent they had to co-ordinate operations to identify, trace and arrest suspects; search properties; and finally, face the media to explain their actions. The South London event was organised by Lambeth PEO Rick Warrington, who worked with his counterparts from Wandsworth, Croydon, Merton, Twickenham & Richmond as well as one of Lambeth’s safer schools officers Paul Dowsett and Prevent south cluster sergeant Gavin Ellis. The sessions at Shepherds Bush were delivered by six PEOs covering the West London Prevent boroughs. PC Warrington was delighted with the input from the role players. He said: “The kids really got immersed into their role as police officers in having to make critical decisions in dealing with a fast moving, terrorist investigation; while having to face the same dilemmas that our colleagues face in similar, but real life situations. PC Lee Carroll, PEO for Hammersmith & Fulham was also impressed with the involvement of the students, and added: “The exercises really opened up the debate about violent extremism. It gave us all - police and young people - the chance to discuss these important issues, to address stereotypes, and to talk about policing and the law in a frank and informal way.” The Met's Mark Goldby, Supt for Prevent praised the officers for pulling together to deliver the exercises to so many in one go. He said: “This is a great example of PEOs working together with their borough colleagues and partners to deliver important messages to young people in an engaging and effective way.” “We hope that the exercise gave them a brief insight into the work of the police as well as giving them the opportunity to discuss the issues around terrorism and violent extremism. “Our ACT NOW exercises are part of our strategy of being open about how we are working with the public to protect communities from the threat of terrorism and violent extremism.” One of the pupils at Bishop Thomas Grant school summed up the exercise by saying: “The session was fun, slightly scary, but really educational”. Inspector Nicholas Fallowfield Streatham and Norwood Safer Neighbourhoods Team Streatham Police station, 101 Streatham High Road, SW16 1HT Phone: 020 8649 2267 Mobile: 07760 495355 E-mail: nicholas.fallowfield2@met.police.uk Together we will reduce levels of serious violence in the London Borough of Lambeth

More Cadets Success

July 13, 2010 15:35
 
Lambeth Cadets achieve success in competition Lambeth Volunteer Police Cadets achieved success in the annual Metropolitan Police Cadet competition that took place over the weekend (10th and 11th July) at Hendon training school by coming first in one of the categories and second in another. The competition saw entries from the cadet programme in almost the entire thirty-two London boroughs and tested the cadet’s skills in police powers, drill, procedures, team-work, first aid and the 500 meter shield run. Lambeth Volunteer Police Cadets have achieved their best results since 2001 by coming first in the immensely contended drill and second (beaten by one point!) in the police powers and procedures, placing them third overall. PC Paul Dowsett, Lambeth’s cadet co-ordinator stated: "I am once again very proud of the young people of this borough. They continually show dedication and community focus with everything they do. They have volunteered so many hours for the borough of Lambeth, including fetes, leaflet drops, test purchasing and central aids. This hard work has paid off today with the great result we have achieved against all the other boroughs in London. I would like to thank the staff and cadets for all their ‘extra’ free time they have put in over the last few months". Lambeth Volunteer Police Cadets currently has 62 young people, meeting once a week at a local school. During the last two years cadets have progressed into becoming Special Constables, PCSO's, staff of SO15 the Met’s Counter Terrorism command, Volunteer Police Staff and other outside agencies including Immigration. Inspector Nicholas Fallowfield Streatham and Norwood Safer Neighbourhoods Team Streatham Police station, 101 Streatham High Road, SW16 1HT Phone: 020 8649 2267 Mobile: 07760 495355 E-mail: nicholas.fallowfield2@met.police.uk Together we will reduce levels of serious violence in the London Borough of Lambeth

Cadets Good News Story

July 13, 2010 15:06
 
Lambeth South Volunteer Police Cadet Staff and teachers from Bishop Thomas Grant School helped raise over £2000 for the Lambeth Cadets. The staff and teachers raised the cash by climbing and walking two of Britain's highest mountains. PC Paul Dowsett, Cadet leader said " The staff and teachers gave up their weekend to climb two very challenging mountains including Snowdon. Pupils, parents and friends of the Cadets gave over their hard earned cash in support of the staff" The money raised will go towards increasing the amount of cadets that attend the weekly meetings. It will also allow for extra diversionary weekends away and community engagement. On another positive note, a brand new minibus has been bought for the Boroughs Cadets. PC Dowsett said "This has taken nearly 3 years to get outside funding for. I would like to thank Inspector Russell Taylor from the partnership team for his help in achieving this". The minibus will allow the Cadets to involve themselves more with local SNT leaflet drops, community events, fetes, crime prevention talks and weekends away. The money raised was from various sources throughout Lambeth via the PTAC fund. Lambeth Police Cadets currently have 62 (increased from 52 which was in previous circulation) young people who meet each and every week in 2 local Secondary Schools. Kind regards, Inspector Nicholas Fallowfield Streatham and Norwood Safer Neighbourhoods Team Streatham Police station, 101 Streatham High Road, SW16 1HT Phone: 020 8649 2267 Mobile: 07760 495355 E-mail: nicholas.fallowfield2@met.police.uk Together we will reduce levels of serious violence in the London Borough of Lambeth

Police Cadets

July 13, 2010 14:39
 
Dear All. I am wishing to bring to your attention the excellent work of the police cadets in Lambeth. They are run in the south of the borough by PC Paul Dowsett, who does an excellent job. It provides an opportunity for local youngsters to get involved in some positive activities, which gives them new skills, increased confidence and keeps them out of trouble. Please see the attached document which provides more details and I will also send some follow up stories of their exploits. Inspector Nicholas Fallowfield Streatham and Norwood Safer Neighbourhoods Team Streatham Police station, 101 Streatham High Road, SW16 1HT Phone: 020 8649 2267 Mobile: 07760 495355 E-mail: nicholas.fallowfield2@met.police.uk Together we will reduce levels of serious violence in the London Borough of Lambeth
Chief Superintendent Nick Ephgrave of Lambeth Borough Police said; “It is with deep sadness that my officers and I dealt with the fatal stabbing of a young man outside Park Campus School last week. It would be quite wrong of me to go into the details of the investigation other than to reassure everyone that the Homicide Command is conducting a thorough and professional investigation. What I do want to make clear is that the relationship between local police and Park Campus School has been and remains a positive and proactive partnership with the aim of minimizing harm to pupils, teachers and local residents alike. Park Campus has an excellent record of taking sensible and proportionate preventative action together with police involving many tactics including the use of knife arches. The police have and will continue to provide a visible presence in and around the school. To provide reassurance to local community and pupils of all schools we are increasing the number of high visible patrols across the borough.”

Railway Station Operation

June 25, 2010 17:11
 
SNT and BTP rail station operation reassures the public On 23 June Streatham Safer Neighbourhood Teams (Streatham South, Streatham Hill and St Leonards) and British Transport Police conducted a joint operation with Revenue Officers from Southern Railway at Streatham Common and Streatham Hill Rail Stations where two people were arrested. The operation involved using a knife arch and a passive drugs dog - following incidents of robberies on passengers in recent months, information of drugs use and touting at the stations. A juvenile was arrested at Streatham Hill Rail Station for possession of cannabis who was later reprimanded. A 28 year-old polish man living in Battersea was arrested at Streatham Common Rail Station and later cautioned for possession of herbal cannabis and amphetamines while two further people were warned for possession of cannabis. In total 23 people were searched for drugs, 14 of which admitted having smoked cannabis in the days prior to being stopped or had been around drug use. Nine further people were stopped and spoken to regarding their behaviour and 15 people were fined for ticket offences while another three passengers were reported to Court for fare evasion. A cyclist received a £30 fine for riding on the pavement near to Streatham Hill Rail Station. While two passengers in a passing car received £60 fines for not wearing their seat belts. Acting PS Jeffrey said: "The majority of the public commented they felt reassured by our presence. We continue to run these operations to drive down crime and show people we are prepared to challenge their behaviour to make the public feel safe."