Search

Operation Big Wing to crack down on criminals in Havering

13:44 01 March 2013

PCs Katie Smith and Chris Cardington in Harold Wood as part of Operation Big Wing

PCs Katie Smith and Chris Cardington in Harold Wood as part of Operation Big Wing

Archant

Police were out in force across Havering on Wednesday to disrupt criminals and reassure residents.

Havering Police out for Operation Big WingHavering Police out for Operation Big Wing

Police were out in force across Havering on Wednesday to disrupt criminals and reassure residents.

The activity was part of Operation Big Wing – a London-wide day of activity designed to cut crime.

Operations included three people arrested in Harold Hill on suspicion of drugs offences during an early morning raid.

In Havering-atte-Bower, one woman was cautioned for possessing cannabis.

Cadets assisted Brooklands Safer neighbourhood Team with crime prevention leafleting and speaking with driver about vehicle security when they parked their vehicles in the hospital car parks. - left to right Chloe Armstrong, Luke Murray, Insp Dave Reeves, Ryan Egan, George Compton, staff RaeCadets assisted Brooklands Safer neighbourhood Team with crime prevention leafleting and speaking with driver about vehicle security when they parked their vehicles in the hospital car parks. - left to right Chloe Armstrong, Luke Murray, Insp Dave Reeves, Ryan Egan, George Compton, staff Rae

A wanted man was also arrested in Romford.

Insp John Goodwin said: “We regularly patrol areas targeted by criminals across the borough. Today we are working with specialist units to ensure we are as visible as possible.

“We will work using all the tools available to ensure we catch those who commit crime in our borough.”

Officers patrolled on foot and bike, around burglary and anti-social behaviour hotspots.

In Rainham, police stopped and checked more than 70 vehicles for insurance, MOTs and driver documents, and patrolled shopping areas.

There was a knife detector in Upminster Bridge and 70 victims of crime were visited. Commuters and students at several schools were also given advice.

At Queen’s Hospital, cadets helped the Brooklands Safer Neighbourhoods Team give out crime prevention advice.

Borough commander Chief Supt Jason Gwillim said: “Today has been about showing residents of Havering that we have listened to their concerns and that we are committed to taking action around them.

“We will continue to develop these areas over the coming weeks and months and strive to make Havering a better and safer place to live and work.”

Latest News Stories

Yesterday, 12:00
Father Christmas, who has taken time out of his busy schedule at this time of year to be interviewed by Emma Lake from the Romford Recorder (photo: Arnaud Stephenson)

It’s a busy time of year for Father Christmas – looking after 600 excitable elves putting who are putting finishing touches to millions of toys to be dropped into the stockings of sleeping children in just six days time.

Yesterday, 09:00
The princesses were on hand to save the day

Children who were worried their dreams would never come true had their wishes granted at the weekend when they met Disney princesses.

Saturday, December 20, 2014
Mayor of havering, Cllr Linda Trew comissioned Havering College of Further and Higher Education,  students to create a float. for the New Year’s Day Parade,

The mayor of Havering will dazzle spectators of the New Year’s Day Parade as she travels through the streets of London in a vintage steam train and carriage thanks to Havering College construction students.

Saturday, December 20, 2014
Christmas jumpers raised enough to build a classroom for less fortunate children

As term came to a close and the ho-ho-holidays were due to start one school allowed its lucky pupils to really get into the festive spirit.

Most read news

WW100

Click on the banner above for full coverage of the centenary commemorations of the outbreak of the First World War.

News from your area

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Romford Recorder e-edition today E-edition

After weeks of challenges and cringeworthy boardroom showdowns, Lord Sugar made a decision – and Twitter was watching.

And we were all invited to the happy couple’s big day!

And they have a role to play in saving their species.