Police consult public on crime concerns during Havering community day
- Credit: Archant
Crime and community safety concerns were aired last Wednesday as Havering Police staged a coordinated Community Action Day to ask those who live, work and visit the borough about the issues that matter to them.
Queens Hospital hosted a crime prevention stall to make patients and visitors aware of how to secure their personal belongings and cars.
Crime prevention advice was also given out at stalls in Romford’s market place and The Liberty shopping centre, along with anti-theft chains for handbags and uv pens.
Acting sgt Beech took part in day and said: “A number of engagement events have taken place across the borough to speak to the public to help us understand and tackle the issues that matter most to them.
“We always need the help of the local community to ensure that they provide us with information and intelligence on crime and we will act upon that as fast as we can”.
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Gooshays Safer Neighbourhoods Team was visited by about 500 people at myplace, in Harold Hill where the team gave advice and invited people to report concerns.
Officers from the mounted branch also demonstrated how they can help tackle crime by providing a high visibility presence in the park to tackle anti-social behaviour.
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