Police taskforce to tackle gangs and prostitution in Tower Hamlets

PUBLISHED: 15:00 16 June 2013

A specialist taskforce designed to clampdown on prostitution, gangs and anti-social behaviour has been unveiled.

The squad of 19 officers will be deployed across Tower Hamlets to tackle gang culture and infiltrate organised drug supply channels.

Teams will be deployed to tackle drugs, vice girls and anti-social behaviour.

Among those joining the taskforce is PC Turner, who said: “I am looking forward to building on the existing work which has been done to reduce anti-social behaviour and make the borough a safer place.”

The team, which is funded by Tower Hamlets Council, met members of the public at Chrisp Street Market, Poplar on June 7.

The borough’s deputy mayor Cllr Ohid Ahmed said: “Our new team of officers sends out a strong message that we will not tolerate anti-social behaviour and will continue to double our efforts to stamp it out to ensure residents have a good quality of life.”

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