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...
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...
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...
Shocking new figures released by Scotland Yard, show that
homophobic attacks in Soho actually increased this year, according to the met
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...
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
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...