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Kids told how to stay safe with East End campaign

PUBLISHED: 13:00 16 September 2009 | UPDATED: 14:53 05 October 2010

by Gemma Collins YOUNGSTERS were being warned this week where they can go to escape danger on the streets of the East End as part of the CitySafe Campaign. More than 50 saf

by Gemma Collins

YOUNGSTERS were being warned this week where they can go to escape danger on the streets of the East End as part of the CitySafe Campaign.

More than 50 'safe havens' have been set up in Tower Hamlets, including in our very own East London Advertiser office, to provide a refuge for youngsters who may find themselves in danger of a gang fight or knife clash.

Schools have also been involved in the campaign, run by the East London Communities Organisation (TELCO), and on Tuesday pupils at Stepney Green Maths and Computing College were the first to receive maps detailing the areas involved.

Shops and restaurants in Whitechapel Road, Stepney, Watney Market and East India Dock Road as well as Queen Mary University and the London Muslim Centre have all signed up to the Tower Hamlets City Safe Alliance.

They have agreed to work with the Met Police and Safer Neighbourhood Teams to close their shop if a youngster runs in needing help and report 100 per cent of all crime to the police.


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