East End street crime probe by Tower Hamlets aims to boost public safety

A series of fact-finding walkabouts looking at street crime in London’s East End has just been completed as part of study of public safety in the face of threatened police cuts.

Police and Tower Hamlets councillors have been touring neighbourhoods over the past eight months working out priorities to be tackled.

They give their findings to mayor Lutfur Rahman tomorrow at the Town Hall.

“Tackling crime and the fear of crime is a top priority for me,” he said. “We want to make our streets safer.”

The joint operation aims to improve public safety on the streets, tackling crime, harassment and anti-social behaviour.


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Ward councillors, police and council enforcement officers toured neighbourhoods with housing, health, youth and drug outreach workers to look at the issues and how to deal with them.

Deputy mayor Ohid Ahmed said: “The walkabouts have given me an in depth insight into the real issues affecting each area.”

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But the Met is facing City Hall budget cuts which could hit neighbourhood policing, the council fears.

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