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

Fatal collision Woodgate Drive, SW16

April 08, 2011 11:53
On Friday 8 April at 09:45am, Lambeth Borough Police were called to a road traffic collision (RTC) on Woodgate Drive, SW16 near the junction with Streatham Vale. A lorry was involved in a collision with a woman pedestrian. London Ambulance Service (LAS) attended the scene and pronounced the women dead at the scene. Police have arrested a man for causing death by dangerous driving. Police are investigating. Road closures are currently in place in Streatham Vale and traffic is being diverted.
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.

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

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/


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.

New Ward Priorities Announced

December 14, 2010 16:53
Dear resident, On Tuesday 7th December members of the local community, and partner agencies attended the St Leonard's ward panel meeting. This was to discuss the current ward priorities and look at how the Police and it's partner agencies have worked together to achieve them. St Leonard's Ward panel then decided on the next ward priorities which will be achieved over the next three months. I am pleased to announce the new priorities for your Safer Neighbourhood Team. 1. To reduce instances of anti social behaviour relating to the safe arrival and dispersal of pupils at Streatham and Clapham Girls School. To increase confidence and awareness of the pupils via police input. 2. To reduce antisocial behaviour relating to vehicles and enforce safer driving on the ward particularly around Gleneldon Road and Gleneagle Road. 3. Street Drinking / ASB – . To continue Working with the Council, the Town Centre Manager and Local Businesses. to incorporate concerns about ASB and street drinking. To help make the green a better place to live and do business. 4. Working with the Council, the Town Centre Manager and Local Businesses in raising awareness of antisocial behaviour and the congregation of groups at the Business end of Gleneagle Road and 'the dip' area of Streatham High Road. Educating the community and enforcing parking regulations. To help make the area a better place to live and do business. These priorities have taken effect immediately and I will update you of our progress via this web site. I would like to thank everyone who attended the meeting and for those of you who could not attend but contributed by contacting our team and giving us your views and issues prior to the meeting. I look forward to working with the team, our partner agencies and yourselves to achieve these priorities. If you would like to know more about your St Leonard's Ward Panel, the priorities or joining/administering a neighbourhood watch, then please contact me or one of the team for more information. Yours in partnership Sergeant James Weston 64 LX St Leonard's Safer neighbourhood Team, Streatham Police station, 101 Streatham High Road, SW16 1HT Tel 020 8649 2256 E-mail: StLeonards.SNT@met.police.uk

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.

Robbery Appeal

November 05, 2010 14:25
Lambeth Officers are appealing for information and witnesses to a robbery. The incident occurred on Monday 1 November at around 17:40 on Mount Ephraim Lane, Streatham, SW16. An 18 year old woman in the company of a 13 year old boy was walking along Mount Ephraim Road towards Woodfield Avenue, SW16. As she was using her mobile phone, she was approached from behind by a man who pushed her and grabbed her wrist. He shouted "Gimme your phone, Gimme your phone!" The man then pulled the woman’s phone from her hand and ran off towards Tooting Common. The suspect is described as a black man around 5’5, aged 18-19 years, of slim build. He was wearing a black woolly hat, black jeans, dark footwear and a black plastic leather type jacket with a hood. Police are keen to trace anyone in the area who may have seen or heard something. Anyone with information is encouraged to call Police Constable Dave Wilkinson who is investigating this case on 020 8649 2477, alternatively you can report information anonymously to Crime stoppers on 0800 555 111.

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.

Streatham Test Purchase Operation

November 01, 2010 17:19
On the evening of Friday 22nd October 2010 the A23 Team, working in partnership with Lambeth Trading Standards in Streatham conducted a test purchase operation. This followed information and concerns received that alcohol was being supplied to young people under the age of 18 years. Two test purchasers aged 16 years were asked to enter alcohol licensed premises, and attempt to buy alcohol. They were instructed to say they were 18 years old if asked, but did not carry identification to prove this. Officers kept them under observation to identify any person who sold alcohol to them. Fourteen premises were visited, 2 bars, 6 pubs, and 6 off-licenses. Of the fourteen, the test purchasers were served in two pubs, and a further two sales were made to them by two off-licences. The A23 team issued £80 penalty notices for disorder to the staff who sold the alcohol. The Designated Premises Supervisor for each premises, and person responsible for alcohol sales, was contacted, and informed. They were made aware of the Lambeth borough three strikes policy. If there are three major concerns, a major concern would include an under age sale, then Lambeth Trading Standards would consider asking for the alcohol licence to be reviewed. A review could lead to a licence being revoked. Police Constable 917LX Jim Else who organised the operation said, "This operation shows that most venues are acting within the terms of their license and are trading within the law. However, there are some unscrupulous venues, who will sell to underage children. The A23 Team will continue to work with partners to promote a vibrant and disorder free night time economy in Streatham."

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

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

Rogue traders operating in Lambeth South

October 01, 2010 11:32
Local residents are advised that a group of rogue traders are attempting to gain business in the area, these builders are charging extortionate amounts of money to do minimal amounts of work. The workers are not licensed or commissioned and do not carry the necessary documentation, or give invoices. Please query the legitimacy of anyone who attempts to carry out work in your home. These rogue builders often prey on the elderly and vulnerable, please look out for local residents that you know who may be prone to the efforts of such rogue traders. Ensure your builders are qualified genuine tradesmen!

Secure you homes

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

Crime Prevention Advice

September 24, 2010 15:49
23.09.2010 There has been a recent pattern of increased crime in the North side of the ward. The roads generally effected are Prentis Road through to Drewstead Road. This area incorporates roads in between Garrads Road and Streatham High Road. The crimes committed are Burglary, theft of and theft from motor vehicles and street robbery. Although the figures are small in comparison to the rest of the Borough as a whole, I would like to ask that residents and members of the public frequenting this area should remain vigilant and make sure that premises and vehicles are properly locked and secure both when occupied and unoccupied. In response to this I have tasked officers from the St Leonard's safer neighbourhood team to conduct high visibility patrols in the area, and to actively investigate any suspicious activity and engage with people whilst on patrol. Please speak to officers if you have any questions or concerns regarding crime prevention. I have also asked our Borough intelligence unit to consider a burglary tasking for response officers in this area. Below are some crime prevention tips that you can use. Burglary Make sure that all windows and doors are locked and secure and that keys to house or vehicles are kept somewhere safe and not close to the front door. Speak to your neighbours and make sure that they are also aware and if possible agree with them to be vigilant together and to look out for each others properties. Report any suspicious sightings of people or vehicles. Remember if you need a quick response phone 999. Vehicle crime When leaving vehicles unattended please make sure to either take personal belongings with you or hide them so that they are not readily on show. The sucker part of Sat nav devices which fix it to the window should be taken off and hidden along with the sat nav if you choose to leave them in your vehicle. [So as not to advertise that you have a sat nav.] If you have a motor bike that you leave out over night secure it to a solid object so that it cannot be lifted and taken away. Robbery Do not have valuables on show, keep mobile phone use to a minimum and avoid loitering in quiet roads. Don't advertise your valuables. If you feel vulnerable walking from the bus stop or train station, try to arrange to be collected and taken home or walk with a neighbour or friend. Stay in lit areas and as much as possible make someone aware of your whereabouts and the fact that you are on your way home or to a meeting. Forensics Forensic science is the best way to catch criminals especially regarding these types of crimes. If you are a victim of crime or you think that someone has attempted to break into your property or vehicle please be as forensically aware as possible. Try not to touch anything that could have been touched by the suspect. Do not clean up before scenes of crime officers have attended and think about what could have been moved before officers attend so that you can tell them what to take samples from. I would like to express that although this is an increase in crime, crime is still relatively small in this particular area and with a combined approach from all of us we will be able to detect and prevent offences. If you need to contact Police to report suspicious incidents please call 0300 123 1212 [non emergency] For an emergency or to report an incident that requires an immediate response please call 999. [emergency only] For crime prevention advice, reassurance or to arrange for a member of the safer neighbourhood team to contact you please call 0208 721 2621 [Not a 24 hour service] If we are not able to answer your call immediately please leave a message and we will get back to you as soon as possible. Please can you advise as many people in the area to sign up to the community safe web site so that crime updates like this can be sent to as many residents as possible. All we need is their name and email address. This is a free service. Please email your details to StLeonards.SNT@met.police.uk. We will then email them with the simple joining instructions.

St Leonards SNT Update

September 20, 2010 11:15
Please see attached update from Sergeant James Weston

Ward panel meeting change of venue

September 20, 2010 10:35
This is to inform you that tomorrow evenings, Tuesday 21st September 2010, St Leonards Ward Panel Meeting is taking place at Streatham Police Station at 7.30pm. Please report to the front reception office where you will be shown in. All are welcome so please feel free to attend to discuss local issues and contribute to the setting of the priorities for the St Leonards Safer Neighbourhood Team. Insp Fallowfield.