Crime fighters awarded in Tower Hamlets

CRIME FIGTERS were out in force last night as they were awarded for their work and bravery in helping make East End safer. Residents, community groups and police and council staff were recognised at Tower Hamlets second annual community safety awards.

CRIME FIGTERS were out in force last night as they were awarded for their work and bravery in helping make East End safer.

Residents, community groups and police and council staff were recognised at Tower Hamlets second annual community safety awards.

The winners represented a wide range of initiatives. They included Lansbury Amateur Boxing Club which provides young people with a constructive avenue to let off steam, Mohammed Abdul Mukith who helps stir young people away from drugs and alcohol by getting them involved in alternative activities, and Det Insp Desmond McHughs who uncovered a scam helping residents gain new passports.

The London Fire Brigade was also presented with a surprise award for reducing the number of fires.