Lambeth Borough Police Officers will be playing their part in a week long initiative to raise awareness and fight homophobia and transphobia on the streets of Lambeth. The initiative starting on May 17, will see police officers from Lesbian Gay Bi-sexual and Transgender (LGBT), Safer Neighbourhood Teams (SNT) and Local Policing Teams (LPT) come together to provide additional patrols and provide a strong presence on Clapham High Street area. Officers will be on hand to give advice and support. May 17 is the International Day Against Homophobia and transphobia also known as IDAHO. This date is very symbolic as on May 17 1990 the World Health Organisation put an end to over a century of homophobia in the medical field, by removing homosexuality from its list of mental illnesses. Police Constable Eren Bessim of Lambeth LGBT said, “IDAHO day is a day to recognize the fact that people are bullied, mistreated and killed in the world because of their sexuality. It is important to report ANY hate crime that is because of your faith, race, disability and sexual orientation. Any reports will be investigated. By working together we will make our city stronger and safer, bringing criminals to justice.” You can report hate crime to PC Eren Bessim email eren.bessim2@met.police.uk or call 020 7926 2248 . Alternatively you can report information anonymously to Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111. Always dial 999 in an emergency. Useful links: www.lambeth.gov.uk/saferlambeth/hatecrime www.galop.org.uk/

Multi occupancy burglaries - Advice

May 11, 2011 14:59
 
Due to a recent spate of burglaries targeting multi-occupancy premises, residents of such properties are strongly encouraged to fully lock communal doors. If available, Chubb style locks should also be used as this will greatly decrease the criminals chances of successful entry. The method of burglary appears to be for the suspects to break the glass in the main communal door, then reach in from outside to open the Yale style locks which are generally not deadlocked themselves. These burglaries would be made far more difficult to complete if residents ensured that extra precautions were taken in locking their communal doors. Ensuring that the key to the building is not visible or within reaching distance inside the premises will also serve as an effective preventative measure. Obviously care must be taken to ensure fire escape. Don’t allow your neglect of these issues to result in a burglary taking place.

Two men charged with murder

May 04, 2011 13:18
 
A man and a 17 year-old boy have been charged with the murder of a 34 year-old man in Herne Hill. [A] Horace Campbell, 27, of Tovil Close SE20 and [B] A male, aged 17, from Tulse Hill, SW2 were both charged on 28 April with the murder of Raymond Mitchell aka Devon Scarlett on 17 April in Marcus Garvey Way, Herne Hill. They first appeared at Bromley Magistrates' Court on the 29 April and were remanded in custody to appear at the Old Bailey on 4 May. Officers were called at approximately 06.50hrs on 17 April to reports of a man shot in Marcus Garvey Way SE24. A man was taken by ambulance to King's College Hospital where he died shortly before 12.30hrs. He was Raymond Sylvester Mitchell, 34, also known as Devon Scarlett, of Croydon. A post-mortem gave cause of death as gunshot wounds. An incident room opened under DCI Gordon Allison (Trident).

Missing 15year old girl

April 11, 2011 16:22
 
Police are appealing to the public to help trace 15 year old Miss Ann-Lucy MOKHOON from Waltham Forest. Ann-Lucy, was last seen at 8:00pm on 4th April 2011 at her home address. She left that night believed to have gone to her boyfriend who lives in Walthamstow however has not been seen since. Ann Lucy may also have contacts in Lambeth ‘SW16‘ area as it is known that her boyfriend’s sister lives there who used to reside in Waltham Forest borough. Police have been to both addresses in Walthamstow and Lambeth however as of yet have not been able to find her Ann-Lucy is of Mauritian national, five foot eight tall, with long dark curly hair. Anyone who has seen Ann-Lucy can contact PC Ken Davies, Misper Unit, Waltham Forest Police on 0208 345 3276
Just a reminder that the Gipsy Hill Safer Neighbourhoods Team self defence classes are being held today. This is especially for ladies who live on Gipsy Hill Ward, who are able to attend free of charge. The session today is at Emmanuel Church, Clive Road between 18.30 and 20:30hrs. A further session will be held at the same time and place on Monday 11 April 2011. The team can be contacted on 020 8721 2617 or email GipsyHill.snt@met.police.uk
Gipsy Hill Safer Neighbourhoods Team has arranged self defence classes especially for ladies who live on Gipsy Hill Ward to attend free of charge. These will be held on Monday 4 April and Monday 11 April 2011 at Emmanuel Church, Clive Road between 18.30 and 20:30hrs. The team can be contacted on 020 8721 2617 or email GipsyHill.snt@met.police.uk
Detectives are appealing for witnesses and information after a shooting in Stockwell that left a young girl and a man in hospital. Police and London Ambulance Service were called at approximately 21:15 hrs on Tuesday, 29 March to reports of shots fired in Stockwell Food & Wine shop, Stockwell Road, SW9. Emergency services found a five-year-old girl and a 35-year-old man suffering from gunshots wounds inside the shop. It is believed that two black youths ran into the shop shortly before the shots were fired. The youths had been chased from Broom Grove Road, across Stockwell Road, and into the shop by three other black youths on bicycles. Once the youths on bikes were outside the shop, one of them fired shots into the shop front. A five year old girl was shot in the chest and the 35-year-old man was shot in the face. They were both taken to a south London hospital. Their conditions are described as critical but stable. The two youths, who police believe were the intended targets, ran from the shop and chased the three others who were on bikes, running off along Broom Grove Road and into the Stockwell Park Estate. An incident room has opened under Detective Chief Inspector Tony Boughton, Trident, on 020 8247 4553. Detective Chief Inspector Tony Boughton said: "This is a terrible incident where an innocent child has been seriously injured. We want to hear from the local community, who might have seen these youths cycling around the estate between 21:00hrs and 22:00hrs. I appeal to those who have information or were involved in this shooting to come forward and assist us with this investigation. These criminals have seriously injured two innocent bystanders and must face the consequences of their actions." No arrests. Enquiries continue. Witnesses or anyone with any information can call the Trident incident room on 020 8247 4553 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. The two victims are not related to each other.
update

Brixton Hill / Acre Lane Road Closures

March 22, 2011 15:04
 
All roads are now open in and around the Brixton Hill / Acre Lane area.
There are several road closures in and around Brixton Hill due to a earlier RTC. Affected roads are: Bedford Road junction with Acre Lane. Branksome Place junction with Acre Lane and Brixton Hill/Brixton Road junction with Acre Lane. Buses are aware and have been diverted. Please aviod the area if possible.

uPVC door - Important Burglary advice

February 09, 2011 12:59
 
uPVC door - Important Burglary advice attached

Gang Jailed for Murder

February 04, 2011 13:18
 

On 3 February a gang who murdered a man and terrorised a south London estate were jailed for over 100 years at the Old Bailey.

Ezra Mills

  • 21 year old Marcel Mason of Trinity Close, Tulse Hill;

  • 18 year old Trevelle Williams of Charters Close, Gypsy Hill;

  • 21 year old Dwayne Lock of Wychwood Way, Gypsy Hill;

  • 16 year old Lavarne Forde-Morgan of Upper Norwood;

  • 20 year old Robert Saint of Bushy Hill Road, Camberwell;

  •  22 year old David Smith of Faygate Road, Streatham; were convicted at the Old Bailey on 3 February of the murder of Ezra Mills on 21 March 2010 in Oakwood Drive, Central Hill Estate, Gipsy Hill.

During the trial the jury heard how the group used a flat on the estate as a HQ and somewhere they met to discuss their criminal activities.

On the night they murdered Ezra, the group had already fired a pump action shotgun at members of a rival group who dared to enter what they considered to be 'their' estate.

At about 21:00hrs Mason, Williams, Saint, Smith and the 16 year old boy were on the estate armed with a shotgun. They were expecting trouble from their rivals. When they came across those rivals, outside a shop, Mason fired two shots towards them but missed.

The five returned to their bolt-hole where they were seen to pass the gun around and overheard boasting about firing shots. They were soon joined by Lock.

Ezra turned 22 the day before he died and had spent the evening of his murder with his aunt who had cooked him a belated birthday meal.

At about 21:30hrs, Ezra's aunt drove him to the Central Hill estate where he had arranged to meet a friend.

Less than an hour later Ezra was dead. He had been shot in the chest at close range with a pump action shotgun.

Ezra's friend had called him at about 21:50hrs to say he couldn't meet up on the estate because of what he called 'a madness' with Mason the previous evening (20.03.10).

He was referring to an incident when Williams, Lock and Mason turned up uninvited to a party and were causing trouble. When Ezra's friend tried to coax them away, Mason head butted him.

In an attempt to smooth over any bad feelings between Mason and his friend, Ezra tried to call a member of the group - Dwayne Lock - whom he knew. Ezra made a number of calls to Lock which were unanswered.

At about 21:55hrs Ezra was caught on CCTV in Wychwood Way not far from Lock's mother's address.

Inside the bolt-hole Lock received a call informing him there was a young man at his mother's door who said he was a friend but didn't give his name.

Witnesses described how on receiving this call Lock, Williams, Mason, Saint, Smith and the 16 year old boy left the address. Mason was carrying a shotgun.

At 21:59hrs Ezra was again captured on CCTV for the last time, walking away from Lock's mother's address.

The first call to the emergency services was received at 22:09hrs. When police officers arrived in Oakwood Drive they found the lifeless body of Ezra lying on the floor. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Detective Chief Inspector Neil Hutchison, Trident, said: "The men who murdered Ezra appear to have considered themselves invulnerable from the law due to the fear they instilled on the estate.

"Ezra Mills was alone, he was not linked to gangs, had no involvement in gun crime or the supply of drugs. He was still holding a bag with his birthday card in it when he was shot.

"Today's convictions are thanks largely to the bravery of a small number of people who overcame their fear to stand up in court and gave evidence.

"I wish to offer my condolences to the family of Ezra Mills whose fortitude and dignity has been an inspiration to the officers investigating his murder."

A full list of the charges and sentences:

21 year old Marcel Mason of Trinity Close, Tulse Hill:

Murder - Life imprisonment, to serve a minimum of 25 ½ years imprisonment.

Possessing a firearm with intent to endanger life on 21 March 2010 - 10 years imprisonment to run concurrently.

18 year old Trevelle Williams of Charters Close, Gypsy Hill:

Murder - Life Imprisonment, to serve a minimum of 24 years imprisonment.

Possessing a firearm with intent to endanger life on 21 March 2010 and 3 January 2010 - 10 years imprisonment to run concurrently.

21 year old Dwayne Lock of Wychwood Way, Gypsy Hill:

Murder - Life imprisonment, to serve a minimum of 21 years.

16 year old Lavarne Forde-Morgan (21/06/1994) of Upper Norwood:

Murder - Life imprisonment, to serve a minimum of 18 years.

Possessing a firearm with intent to endanger life on 21 March 2010 - 8 years to run concurrently.

Possessing a firearm with intent to endanger life on 3 January 2010 - 8 years to run concurrently.

20 year old Robert Saint of Bushy Hill Road, Camberwell:

Murder - Life imprisonment, to serve a minimum of 23 years.

Possessing a firearm with intent to endanger life on 21 March 2010 - 10 years imprisonment to run concurrently.

22 year old David Smith of Faygate Road, Streatham:

Murder - Life imprisonment, to serve a minimum of 24 years.

Possessing a firearm with intent to endanger life on 21 March 2010 - 10 years.

A statement from the mother of Ezra Mills:

“My son was loved very much by his family and friends who truly knew him as a peacemaker. He is sorely missed by all who knew him and he will be in our hearts forever. The pain seems unbearable but the strength of Ezra, family and my faith is what keeps me going, it has made me stronger. I will be strong and stand for my son, stand for family and friends, and stand because I can make a difference. To others who have been in a similar position, I urge you to find the strength within you, lean on those who offer support, encouragement and help and for the love you have for that special one who has passed away.

“To the individuals responsible for my son's murder, yes I could be angry, hate, and wish you the same fate but I refuse to, I wish you no ill will. I will not be broken; I will grow in strength and help others cope during difficult times in their lives. To the parents of the perpetrators, your life has changed, I wish you well and I hope you will be encouraged to support your child in making a real change in their lives and a positive contribution to society.

“I would like to say thanks to the general public, emergency services and all who were involved in Ezra's case. Special thanks to Trident for their tremendous support, help and encouragement. I could not have asked for a more exceptional friendly team of individuals, especially at this particularly sensitive time. As a community we MUST realise that we need to work in partnership with the police to stop the 'gun crime' and other precious souls from dying.

“Finally I would like to pay tribute to the witnesses. I can't imagine the fear you must have felt and I thank you for having the strength to come forward and speak out.

“This is a time in my life I will never ever forget, this devastating episode in my life because of the deep sense of loss that I and my family have experienced. I hope and pray that no other family will ever have to experience this sort of devastation.”

Vehicle theft scam

February 02, 2011 12:55
 
Theft of Range Rover in Streatham Vale, SW16 Lambeth Borough Police are investigating the theft of a Range Rover which took place in Streatham Vale, SW16. On Thursday 27 January, a black Range Rover Vogue was driving south on Streatham Vale, SW16 when a man standing on the pavement near the junction with Glenister Park Road pointed at the nearside of the vehicle. The driver stopped his car and got out to check the front wheels, thinking he might have a puncture. He left his key in the ignition. The man standing on the pavement beckoned the driver round to the nearside. As the driver checked the nearside of his vehicle, he saw a second man get into his car and drive off down Streatham Vale towards Mitcham. The first man ran off down Glenister Park Road. Police were called and the driver telephoned to activate a tracking device fitted to his vehicle. The vehicle was later found locked and parked about a mile from the scene of the theft. The suspects are described as white men, both about 25 - 30 years of age. They were casually dressed in blue jeans and dark blue jackets. The first suspect spoke in broken English. This is one of a number of similar offences in the area recently, where mainly, but not exclusively, high value new cars have been targeted. There have also been reports of vans being targeted. Police are advising motorists to exercise caution if they are alerted to a problem with their vehicle in similar circumstances, and always to remove keys from the vehicle when getting out. Particular care should be taken not to get out of the vehicle and leave the engine running in vehicles which have a ‘keyless ignition’. DCI Nick Sedgemore said, ‘Beware of getting out of your vehicle without taking your keys.' Anyone with any information regarding this case should contact Lambeth Borough Police Vehicle Crime Unit on 020 8649 2436 or speak to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Top 5 items to protect from thieves

January 26, 2011 14:31
 
Please see the attached document which lists the top 5 items, according to immobilise, that thieves are looking to steal. For further information please see the immobilise website. http://www.immobilise.com/index.php Further crime prevention advice can be found on the MPS website. http://www.met.police.uk/crimeprevention/

Immobilise

December 23, 2010 09:59
 
Lambeth borough police are encouraging everyone who lives, works and visits Lambeth to register their phones on Immobilise. This ensures that if your phone is stolen and the police recover it that you will get it back. Chief Inspector Pat Beynon said " Police officers are checking the IMEI numbers of all recovered mobile phones and on suspects stopped. Using Immobilise is a quick and easy way of checking if a mobile phone is stolen. I encourage everyone to have their mobile phones registered." Details of how to register your mobile phone are below. www.immobilise.com REGISTER IT TO PROTECT IT Many thousands of mobile phones are lost or stolen each year in the UK. With your help we can make your phone safer and reduce mobile phone crime. The National Mobile Phone Register already holds the details of over 10 million phones. Add your details now to protect your phone and help the National Mobile Phone Crime Unit stop criminals. HELP US REDUCE MOBILE PHONE CRIME REGISTER Register your phone for free at www.immobilise.com It only takes a couple of minutes and it’s completely free. To register all you need is your mobile phone. When you register, you will need to enter your contact details and your phone’s 15-digit IMEI number (this is your phone’s unique serial number). The IMEI number normally appears underneath the battery in your phone, but on most phones it can also be viewed on screen by pressing *#06#. Once you have registered your phone, you will have a better chance of getting it back if it is lost or stolen. REPORT If your phone is lost or stolen, report it to your network operator as soon as possible. To find the right number for your network, call our Immobilise information line on 08701 123 123. Reporting your phone as lost or stolen will enable us to block both your SIM card and your handset, just like a stolen credit card. REUNITE If your phone is recovered you will be contacted and told your phone is safe. Remember the best chance you have of getting your phone back is to register your details, and the more people that register, the more people will get their phones back. www.immobilise.com Information line for lost or stolen phones 08701 123 123.

Motor vehicle crime prevention advice

December 23, 2010 09:28
 
Vehicle crime - protect yourself Did you know that... •Most vehicle crime is preventable. It can take as little as 10 seconds for a thief to steal something from your car. If at all possible, leave nothing on view. •NEVER leave valuable items in your car, including sunglasses, the removable radio cover and your Sat Nav. Do you really need all those things you keep in the glove box? •Wipe away the Sat Nav mark on your windscreen. •Consider fitting anti-tamper screws to your number plate. •Never leave your car keys where they can be seen from the front door. Always •Close the windows and sunroof; lock the doors and activate any security devices when leaving your car unattended. •Park with care, particularly at night or if you are leaving the vehicle for a long time. If possible, park in a busy, well-lit area. •Never leave cash, credit cards, cheque book, mobile phones, vehicle documents or other valuables in the car. •Never leave your keys in the car, even for a second - treat them as you would your cash and credit cards. Further crime prevention advice can be obtained from the website www.met.police.uk/crimeprevention. If you have any information on any crime you can call CrimeStoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Always dial 999 in an emergency.

Safer Neighbourhood Team Review

December 10, 2010 10:03
 
Safer Neighbourhoods Teams (SNTs) across London are consulting with local businesses and members of the community as part of the Met’s review of neighbourhood policing. The purpose of the review is to find better ways of using current neighbourhood policing resources to meet the needs of the local community. It will also ensure that local police teams continue to deliver an effective and relevant service in the right place at the right times. SNTs will be talking to businesses and community members throughout December and January about neighbourhood policing and will gather their thoughts and feedback in a questionnaire. Members of the community are also being encouraged to complete the questionnaire themselves online. Borough commanders and SN leads have also been consulting with staff and partners such as local authority chief executives and ward panel members. Assistant Commissioner McPherson has also held a series of meetings with local authority chief executives to discuss the review. The feedback from this consultation will help inform any possible future changes to how neighbourhood policing is delivered. No changes will be made without talking to local partners and community members. AC McPherson said: “Safer Neighbourhoods Teams have made a significant difference to safety and confidence across London. We remain committed to delivering effective neighbourhood policing that focuses on the safety of local people and ensures a visible local policing presence in all our communities. We are committed to maintaining named officers in every neighbourhood in London who are responsible for identifying and tackling local crime and anti-social behaviour.” You can find the questionnaire at http://www.keysurvey.co.uk/survey/339166/19e4/. It will be available until the 21 January 2011. Please take the time to complete this survey as your views are important! Thanks, Insp Nicholas Fallowfield.

Vauxhall Bridge, SE1

November 23, 2010 14:24
 
Vauxhall Bridge is currently closed owing to an incident.

Shooting incident Norwood Rd

November 05, 2010 04:25
 
This is confirm that there was indeed a shooting incident in Norwood Rd near to the junction with Chatsworth Way at about 3.45 am on Tuesday morning. Shots appear to have been fired from a passing car towards the Snooker Club and shots may have been returned. This is being investigated by Trident officers and one suspect has been arrested. In the meantime additional patrols have been implemented in this area. This involves a combination of plain clothes officers and uniformed officers. As it is the fireworks season we also have Operation Autumn nights, which requires every Safer Neighbourhood Team to work evening shifts until the end of this week. If there are any witnesses to this incident or any questions then please do contact the team at http://www.met.police.uk/teams/lambeth/thurlowpark/index.php or Crimestoppers on http://www.crimestoppers-uk.org/ Thanks, Insp Fallowfield.

Free Micro-chipping Day for pets

November 02, 2010 09:33
 
Lambeth Living in conjunction with the RSPCA has arranged a Free Micro-chipping Day for pets. (Cats and dogs only) This will be at the Central Lambeth Area Housing Office Greenleaf Close, Tulse Hill Estate,London, SW2 2HB On Tuesday 16 November 2010 from 4pm to 6pm. Micro-chipping, worming and de-fleaing will be done free of charge. (All donations gratefully received by RSPCA) No appointment required. Please contact 07952 680 522 if you have any queries about micro-chipping.   www.rspca-london-se.org.uk           www.lambethliving.org.uk

Letter Box Burglary

November 02, 2010 09:24
 
In Lambeth there has been an increase in letter box burglary. The perpetrator puts their hand/tools through the letter box and opens the door using the handle from the inside. This provides easy quiet access to the premises. To combat this ensure that you double lock your door. This means a key will be required to open the door, instead of it just opening by using the handle inside. Keep keys in a place all members of the family are aware of to open the doors in case of an emergency, but out of sight of a burglar. If want to know more about Neighbourhood Watch or to set one up contact Karen Hunn Tel 020 7926 2716 or Email Khunn@lambeth.gov.uk. Alternatively go to www.met.police.uk/saferneighbourhoods to find your local Safer Neighbourhood Team who will also be able to help.
The Knights Hill SNT will be at Holderness Way, SE27 OEU, tomorrow to participate in the community event alongside Lambeth Council. The SNT will be on hand to give crime prevention advice and mark property using smartwater. Although invisible to the eye, this is almost impossible to remove once applied. When marked property is placed under ultra violet light the liquid glows to reveal its unique chemical signature, providing proof of ownership. Offenders can then be prosecuted and recovered property can be returned to its rightful owners. The SNT will be able to mark property from laptops to bicycles. The event will also be a chance to get more information on joining the Met as a Police Special constable, which has many benefits. Specials have the same responsibilities and powers as a police officer, with great opportunities for promotion and self development. Although it is a voluntary position there are many rewards; Specials qualify for free travel on tubes and buses in the London area, the knowledge that you are contributing to the community and the camaraderie of working in a team to name but a few. We hope to see you Saturday 30th October between 12-4pm.
The Gipsy Hill SNT will be at Holderness Way, SE27 OEU, tomorrow to participate in the community event alongside Lambeth Council. The SNT will be on hand to give crime prevention advice and mark property using smartwater. Although invisible to the eye, this is almost impossible to remove once applied. When marked property is placed under ultra violet light the liquid glows to reveal its unique chemical signature, providing proof of ownership. Offenders can then be prosecuted and recovered property can be returned to its rightful owners. The SNT will be able to mark property from laptops to bicycles. The event will also be a chance to get more information on joining the Met as a Police Special constable, which has many benefits. Specials have the same responsibilities and powers as a police officer, with great opportunities for promotion and self development. Although it is a voluntary position there are many rewards; Specials qualify for free travel on tubes and buses in the London area, the knowledge that you are contributing to the community and the camaraderie of working in a team to name but a few. We hope to see you Saturday 30th October between 12-4pm.

Road Safety in Lambeth

October 16, 2010 15:18
 
Road Safety in Lambeth Improving Road Safety is a ward priority for Metropolitan Police officers from Lambeth Borough Streatham Wells Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) led by Sergeant Steve Jones. In partnership with CO15 - Traffic, the SNT hosted an ‘Exchanging Places’ Operation on Streatham High Road, SW16 (A23) opposite Streatham Ice Rink on Friday 1 October from 2pm until 7pm. Cyclists and other members of the public were given the opportunity to sit in the cab of a large lorry to experience the problems that lorry driver’s may have in seeing other road users, particularly cyclists. This also raised awareness of the importance of wearing bright reflective clothing and using lights. Cyclists are reminded that it is also important for them to obey the Highway Code and road traffic law. Regular complaints are received by police about cyclists contravening red traffic lights and cycling on footpaths, putting themselves and other road users at risk. Lambeth Borough Police Safer Neighbourhood Teams will be issuing fixed penalty notices to cyclists committing these offences. Inspector Nicholas Fallowfield (Streatham and Norwood Safer Neighbourhoods) said, "This initiative is aimed at reducing those hurt by traffic collisions and especially those riding bicycles. Many people do get hurt so this is a good time to listen to the advice being provided and to ensure your own safety, and that of your family and friends, is looked after." On 14th October, Sergeant Jones, himself a former Traffic Officer and a colleague from the South West Traffic Garage at Hampton, PC Nicki Olyott attended a one day Junior Road Safety Officers (JRSO) event held in Kennington in partnership with Lambeth Council Road Safety and staff and pupils from the borough’s primary schools. There are 20 primary schools with Junior Road Safety Officers in Lambeth. Schools appoint two or more JRSOs who are usually from year five or year six. Their activities range from: organising poster competitions, taking assemblies and running quizzes to working alongside borough Road Safety Officers to remind parents of the dangers of parking on the yellow zig-zag lines outside schools. The JRSO’s were given an opportunity to get ‘hands on’ with a fully marked and operational traffic pursuit car and use for themselves the laser speed detection guns recently funded by Lambeth Council for use by Lambeth Safer Neighbourhood Team officers. Sgt Jones said, “One of the road safety issues highlighted by the JRSO’s today was that cars speed in the roads around their schools. SNT officers will now have the capability to deal with these offenders robustly by way of Fixed Penalty Notices - a £60 fine plus three penalty points on their driving licence. We look forward to working closely with our schools to address this and other road safety issues.” More information for cyclists can be obtained from the internet by visiting http://www.tfl.gov.uk/roadusers and clicking on ‘cycling’. Further information on our traffic section is available from: http://www.met.police.uk/traffic/ See our "Exchanging Places" cycle safety video on you tube. www.youtube.com search for "Met Police Service lorry" For information on how to get your school involved in the JRSO scheme contact Norma Fender on 020 7926 0332 or email roadsafety@lambeth.gov.uk

Haloween Trick or Treat

October 15, 2010 12:29
 
Dear members To assist combat Anti-Social behaviour around trick or treating Lambeth Life, a local free paper, will have a full page poster for those who don't want people knocking on their door to put up on display. Regards Lambetn Safer Neighbourhoods Team
update

Officers Raid Two Addresses in Clive Road

October 13, 2010 12:58
 
Today, Wednesday 13th October, Officers from Lambeth Borough Police executed two drugs warrants simultaneously at two properties in Clive Road Lambeth, SE21. The Gipsy Hill SNT led colleagues from the Territorial Support Unit (TSG) and the Police Dog Section to the addresses after receiving numerous complaints from the community of anti-social behaviour and drug dealing. Police arrested a 23 year old man at one of the addresses for failure to pay court fines. Inspector Nick Fallowfield from Lambeth police said, “PS Mills and her Gipsy Hill Safer Neighbourhood Team are determined to ensure that drug dealing and associated anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated on their ward. This goes to show that if the team receives complaints from the public then they will act decisively and appropriately to resolve them and to make the local community a safer place to be.” If you have any crime related concerns please contact your local Safer Neighborhoods’ team in confidence on 0300 123 1212, or visit met.police.uk/saferneighbourhoods.com or call Crimestoppers anonymously.