Police and Tower Hamlets leaders in Limehouse walkabout to tackle street crime

Political leaders at Tower Hamlets have been touring the streets of London’s East End today with police chiefs looking at crime issues.

They are aiming at ways to combat anti-social yob behaviour and make people feel safer on the streets.

Today’s tour of Limehouse by local ward councillors, police officers, council enforcement officers, housing, health, youth and drug outreach workers was aimed at meeting families and community representatives.

It was led by Deputy Mayor Ohid Ahmed as the last in a series of East End fact-finding walkabouts.

He said: “The walkabouts have given me an in-depth insight into the real issues affecting each area.”

They have been organised in each ward neighbourhood over the last eight months to tackle crime, harassment and anti-social behaviour to make sure people living and working in the East End feel safe.