Police cadets help Big Mac clear litter outside East End takeaways

Litter patrol... police cadets join Big Mac franchisee Tariq Hussain

Litter patrol... police cadets join Big Mac franchisee Tariq Hussain - Credit: McDonalds PR

Raw police cadets have been out helping Big Mac tackle litter on the streets of London’s East End.

The McDonald’s takeaway chain has now awarded certificates to the cadets for helping them deal with street rubbish outside their local outlets.

Their own staff at branches in the Commercial Road in Limehouse and The Highway in Shadwell have been busy cracking down on areas notorious for rubbish.

The ‘litter squad’ was joined by singer Mumzy Stranger, Poplar & Limehouse MP Jim Fitzpatrick and Tower Hamlets councillor Shahed Ali to tidy Shadwell’s King Edward Memorial Park. They went armed with litter pickers and collected 10 bagloads of garbage.

McDonald’s franchisee Tariq Hussain said: “Unfortunately there are still people who think it’s acceptable to drop litter—we want to encourage them to be more responsible.”

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The event, now in its third year, was one of hundreds across the country, part of Keep Britain Tidy’s campaign to help reduce litter on the streets.

Staff at the Commercial Road and The Highway branches also patrol the streets three times a day to collect litter dropped on pavements, regardless of its origin.

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