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  • ASBOs banish 'infamous five' who were a blight on Soho and West End

    By JulieGK at 20:35 on 22/11/12
    ASBOS: Top L-R Anthony Carroll, Basil Turner, Durane Sweet. Bottom L-R: Georgia Nelson, Wayne Sang
    Five 'career criminals' responsible for a total of more than 500 crimes have been cleared out of the West End ahead of the Christmas shopping and party season. Westminster City Council, in partnership with the Metropolitan Police, has successfully secured ASBOs against each of the serial offenders this month, the last of whom appeared at Westminster Magistrates' Court on 19 November. The five offenders' drug habits have led to a...
  • More police in London after the Olympic Games

    By JulieGK at 14:03 on 11/04/12
    There will be more police in London from this autumn.
    London's communities are set to see an extra 2,000 officers in neighbourhood policing teams after the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games as part of the Metropolitan Police Service's total war on crime. And as part of the Met's approach for total victim care anyone who is a victim of crime will have the offer of police coming to visit them. The new proposals are part of a major new investment in neighbourhood policing beginning in the...
  • Will the riots spread to Soho and the West end?

    By SohoLisa at 16:13 on 09/08/11
    Will the riots spread to Soho?
    After a third night of riots and further stirrings of unrest across London today, it seems that nowhere is safe. Yesterday saw the third day of rioting, with the South East London towns of Lewisham and Woolwich and perhaps more surprisingly, Ealing. 16,000 police officers will be on the streets tonight as all leave has been cancelled and this is hoped to quell any further uprising. But is it enough? Oxford Street was battering...
  • Homophobic hate crimes on the rise in Soho

    By SohoLisa at 12:19 on 29/05/11
    Homophobic hate crimes on the rise in Soho 

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    Shocking new figures released by Scotland Yard, show that homophobic attacks in Soho actually increased this year, according to the met police. The findings showed that homophobic hate crime increased by as much as 26 per cent, from 117 to 148 incidents in the period between April 2010 and April 2011. This is alarming news for Soho, as the area has long been a haven for the gay population, with a wealth of gay-friendly bars, pubs...
  • Don't become the victim of thieves this Christmas in Soho or the West End

    By SohoLisa at 00:19 on 20/12/10
    Don't become and easy target in Soho; secure your valuables this Christmas
    Shoppers and revellers are being advised of the 12 best ways to avoid becoming a victim of crime in the West End during the run up to this year's festivities. As shoppers make the last dash for Christmas gifts and people are out celebrating, police in Westminster are out in force advising them on how to stay safe. The anti-crime initiative is aimed at deterring criminals who believe its rich pickings to operate in the...

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