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Tower Hamlets Council clears 1.2m used laughing gas canisters off its streets

PUBLISHED: 13:12 22 January 2018 | UPDATED: 13:44 22 January 2018

Jubilee Street was littered with laughing gas canisters before. Picture credit: Tower Hamlets Council.

Jubilee Street was littered with laughing gas canisters before. Picture credit: Tower Hamlets Council.

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An estimated 1.2million used laughing gas canisters have been cleared off the streets of Tower Hamlets since a campaign was launched by the council last August.

The street has been cleared up. Picture credit: Tower Hamlets Council. The street has been cleared up. Picture credit: Tower Hamlets Council.

The aptly named ‘No Laughing Matter’ crusade, which also involves police and social landlords Tower Hamlets Homes, aims to tackle the littering, anti-social behaviour and dangerous driving caused by people under the influence of nitrous oxide – which is illegal to buy for recreational use.

The campaign includes educating people about the perils of using laughing gas and gave residents details on how to report traders selling it illegally.

The council’s CCTV enforcement staff also tipped off the police about drivers suspected of being under influence of laughing gas.

Motorists repeatedly caught using laughing gas could face having their cars seized

Councillor Asma Begum, cabinet member for community safety, said: “We will continue to work with our partners to keep our residents safe and to tackle the anti-social behaviours that are linked to all drug use, including those associated with laughing gas.”

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