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Police go 'walkabout' looking for street crime evidence in East End

PUBLISHED: 07:00 19 March 2015

Police gathering evidence of public concerns on street crime walkabout at Mile End

Police gathering evidence of public concerns on street crime walkabout at Mile End

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Police officers have been on a walkabout in London's East End looking for evidence of street crime and anti-social behaviour..

Cllr Ohid Ahmed discusses public concerns on crime on his walkabout at Mile EndCllr Ohid Ahmed discusses public concerns on crime on his walkabout at Mile End

They were out with a local councillor to meet the public after a safety surgery was held to reassure the public they were on the case.

The walkabout in Bow and Mile End last Friday was part of a campaign by Tower Hamlets council to raise awareness of safety issues.

Cllr Ohid Ahmed met residents to talk about their worries about safety in the streets, then joined officers for the walkabout which took in Heylyn Square, Guerin Square, Tredeger Square Haverfield Road and Mile End Park.

He said: “We have seen the number of concerns around crime drop significantly since the first walkabouts were held.”

Accompanying Cllr Ahmed was the new Met Police borough Commander for Tower Hamlets, Andy Ewing, for the walkabout aimed at boosting confidence in the authorities dealing with street crime issues.

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