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 Romford News Stories

Shelley Hart

The CEO of a volunteering charity says she is “delighted” to be celebrating their success after the shock of closure last year.

Yesterday, 15:07
Sam Bartlett with his nieces

A new exercise club is encouraging families to exercise together to improve the nations health.

Yesterday, 10:00
Stand up at the Comedy Club 4 Kids

What’s happening in Havering this half-term

Yesterday, 09:00

A community psychiatric nurse has been suspended from working for a year after she accessed medical records without clinical justification and acted aggressively in front of a patient.

Sunday, May 29, 2016
Sanders School pupil, Mark Trew, has been chosen to take part in a film promoting a mentoring scheme. Photo: Stacey Kyraciou/Sanders School

Eight teenagers are taking part in a one-of-a-kind mentoring scheme that gives them the opportunity to mentor nursery children to develop self-esteem and confidence.

Sunday, May 29, 2016
Left to right: Actors Charlie Borg and Jai Sepple

“I wish I were big” were the words that changed everything in hit 80s movie Big and theatre-goers will be able to follow what happens next as the musical adaptation makes its way to the Brookside Theatre.

Sunday, May 29, 2016
Roxana received plaque certifying her IQ results from the mayor

An 11-year-old girl has been awarded membership to an exclusive society, reserved for people with the highest IQs in the country.

Saturday, May 28, 2016
John Brouder, NELFT NHS Foundation Trust chief executive

A £12m grant is set to train talented graduates as social workers to help people living with mental health conditions.

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read news

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

News from your area

WW100

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

Competitions

Win a BMW 1 series

There are fewer cars currently on the market more stylish and exciting than the BMW. Known all over the world as one of the best car manufacturers, the BMW is renowned for sleek designs and fantastic high quality workmanship.

Kindle 7 inch tablet

Are you looking for a brand new gadget to help you stay connected on the go and make that long journey home a bit more entertaining? Look no further. MyOffers is giving you the chance to win 1 of 50 Kindle Fire 7” Display Tablets! That’s 50 times more chances to win, so hurry up and enter our competition today and you could be one of our lucky winners!

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Romford Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe