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Moped crime and policing on the agenda for a public meeting on September 14

31 August, 2017

• WE have become increasingly concerned about the increase in crime in Camden, especially the frightening number of moped muggings that local people and local business owners are now contacting us about on almost a daily basis.

Some of these have been very aggressive and people have told us that they now feel scared as they walk about the streets in our beautiful borough.

Even more troubling are the reports that police haven’t been coming out to the scene when a violent and very upsetting crime like this is reported.

Since last November Camden has been taking part in an pilot project, which merged the police teams from Camden and Islington. We would like to know what steps are being taken as part of the so-called “pathfinder model” to respond to this increase in moped crime.

This is an issue which is affecting boroughs all across London, so it’s useful to compare how different boroughs are responding and the results that they’ve been able to achieve. It’s vital that we work together to end the scourge of moped crime.

We have arranged a public meeting with our Borough Commander, Det Ch Supt Catherine Roper, so that she can explain what the police are currently doing and what more can be done. This is obviously a complex issue and it will need to be looked at in the round, if we are to make the many changes needed to stop these criminals.

A representative from the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime will also be at the meeting and I have been working with the LGA, London Councils, the GLA and cabinet ministers to look at this issue, so will give feedback about some of that work too.

Please come to our public meeting about moped crime and policing in Camden at 7pm, on September 14 at St Stephen’s, Rosslyn Hill, NW3. There will be time for you ask questions, or raise any particular issues that you may have.

CLLR CLAIRE-LOUISE LEYLAND
Leader of Camden Conservatives

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