Search

Police step up Christmas patrols in Brick Lane

PUBLISHED: 15:00 10 December 2009 | UPDATED: 15:22 05 October 2010

Twenty uniformed police officers will be patrolling the Brick Lane area over Christmas. The high visibility patrols will focus on deterring crime and disorder as thousands of people are expected to go to the clubs and bars in and around Spitalfields.

Twenty uniformed police officers will be patrolling the Brick Lane area over Christmas.

The 'high visibility' patrols will focus on deterring crime and disorder as thousands of people are expected to go to the clubs and bars in and around Spitalfields' famous curry lane.

Police Sgt Charlie Earwicker said: "We're contacting all the licensed premises to ensure they serve people responsibly with alcohol. We are promoting plastic glasses, and pubs and clubs will have a hotline number to phone to ensure any disorder is dealt with promptly."

Police are also promoting Cabwise, a service that helps women get a licensed taxi or minicab home safely.

Leaflets are also being distributed to remind party revellers to drink within their limits and stay safe.


If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the East London Advertiser. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Latest from the East London Advertiser