Brent unites against violent crime

13 May 2016

Brent Police in partnership with us are calling on the community to continue to stand firm against gang crime and violence.


The appeal comes after seven incidents of violent crime, one of which was fatal, took place in Brent within two months.


At a recent Safer Neighbourhood Board meeting, Michael Gallagher, Borough Commander reassured the community and said: "The unprecedented and tragic events in the last two months have brought our policing team, partners and communities together. Our team commitment in bringing those responsible for these crimes to justice and safeguarding the community has never been stronger.


"We are working alongside Trident to further increase patrols in the borough; improve intelligence flow through neighbourhood engagement; and create strong and meaningful conversations with people in classrooms, at street level and in homes and social environments.

"To date the community have been excellent, very forward looking, supportive and challenging. As ever your voice remains a powerful tool in the fight against crime.


"Violence and criminal activity in any form simply has no place in Brent."


Cllr Muhammed Butt, Council Leader said: "It is important that the community publicly displays its resilience in the face of the recent incidents of violent crime. The community needs to unite against it, come forward with information and send a clear message that crime is not welcome in Brent.


"We are particularly keen to encourage people to look out for the signs of young people being groomed by gangs. Early stage signs include specific dress style; poor behaviour; unexplained injuries, money or possessions. It's time to talk about crime."


Anyone with information about a crime should call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


If you are worried about a young person being exploited call the Family Front Door service on 020 8937 4300.