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London gets cashback’ from criminals’ seized loot

PUBLISHED: 13:00 09 September 2009 | UPDATED: 14:50 05 October 2010

COMMUNITIES across crime-ridden East London are to benefit from cashback’ from assets seized from criminals who’ve been locked up behind bars. The public is getting a say on which projects they want the loot spent on

By Mike Brooke

COMMUNITIES across crime-ridden East London are to benefit from cashback’ from assets seized from criminals who’ve been locked up behind bars.

The public is getting a say on which projects they want the loot spent on.

People can have their say by online voting, on the London Criminal Justice Board website which closes 5pm on September 18.

The Community Cashback scheme uses recovered criminal assets totalling £4 million across Britain this year alone.

Half the shortlisted projects in the capital are in East London. These include seven on the Tower Hamlets shortlist, Shaddywood crime reduction project, Tackling Anti Social Behaviour, Teesdale & Hollybush youth project, Victim Focus and Get Connected. Also shortlisted is Changing Places Together’ project covering Tower Hamlets and neighbouring Hackney, Newham, Waltham Forest and Greenwich.

Others include Newham’s Theatre Watch, Waltham Forest’s Safer Homes project and Barking & Dagenham’s Big Deal Peer Education project and youth theatre.


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