Live tweeting Havering police make seven arrests
PUBLISHED: 17:10 17 June 2015 | UPDATED: 17:10 17 June 2015
Assaults, fraud and shoplifting in Debenhams were all dealt with by Havering's police on Tuesday.
Officers conducted their latest Tweetathon – #MPSHaveringLive – in which they posted all of their 32 call outs on social media to give users a glimpse into their world.
And they tackled a busy day of crime in the borough.
Seven arrests were made for a variety of offences, starting with the first call of the day – an assault in Harrow Lodge Park, Hornchurch before 10am.
A man was arrested in the street for failing to attend court, another man was arrested for breaching a court order at Romford County Court and a third for shoplifting at Debenhams in Romford.
Later, a man was arrested for drink driving in Rainham, and another for shoplifting.
One man wanted by Essex police was arrested in Rainham.
The last call of the day also resulted in a man being arrested after police were called by a bank where an elderly man was trying to withdraw a large amount of cash to give to his “builders”.
A suspect was stopped outside the bank and arrested for criminal damage to the elderly man’s roof.
Sgt Charlie Routley said: “This is the fourth event and interest grows every time.
“No two days are the same in this job so each event is unique in that respect. Yesterday saw us tweet about arrests, warrants, vehicles being seized, missing people being found, neighbour disputes, fraud reports, burglaries, theft from vehicles, traffic collisions and much more.”
After debuting the concept in November to give people a glimpse into what the long arm of the law get up to on an average day, officers from other boroughs have now followed suit.
Sadly, there were no calls quite on the level of one they received in January – when a woman reported her car missing, only to remember it was parked in a different street.
Plans are already underway for the next #MPSHaveringLive which will be extended to the new Havering Police Facebook page.