May Elthorne SNT Police Panel

by Nigel Bakhai on 22 May, 2013

Here are my notes from this evening’s Elthorne Safer Neighbourhood Team police panel meeting.

To begin with, here are some of the latest figures on crime statistics in the ward.

  Residential Burglary Personal Robbery Violent Crimes
January 5 2 4
February 4 0 9
March 7 5 11
April 1 1 6
May 5 0 Data not provided

The 22 reported incidents of residential burglary since January include 4 attempted burglaries. Many of the incidents seem to have been located in and around Boston Road, and Humes Avenue seems to have been particularly affected.

Three males have been arrested following the Robbery incident in Bostonthorpe Road.

Most of the violent crime reported was located in and around the Uxbridge Road, and often alcohol related.

There have been 16 alcohol confiscations in the ward since the start of April.

Here are the figures on motor vehicle crime

  February March April
Taking and driving away 2 1 3
Criminal damage 5 4 5
Theft from motor vehicles 13 6 8

In particular, there seems to have been a problem with criminal damage around Station Road in April.

We were also given some of the team’s performance figures for the last year 2012/13 and there has been a 16.6% reduction in reported offences in the ward. However, there were only 72 arrests by the team in the last year, compared with 150 in 2011/12 and 115 in 2010/11. We were also told there has been a general trend in falling numbers of residential burglaries reported in the ward over the last few years – from 139 in 2008/9 and 98 in 2009/10 to 79 in 2012/13.

We were told about some of the recent successes by the team including 2 cannabis factories found, counterfeit goods discovered at a local storage depot, and that a local off licence has accepted a caution for selling counterfeit alcohol.

Unfortunately we heard that PC Marek Kleiber is due to leave the team in June as he transfers to become a schools officer in Greenford.

The new ward priorities were agreed as anti-social behaviour from street drinkers, residential burglary and anti-social behaviour from youths in Hanwell following reports of recent problems in King George’s Field and Green Lane.

Residents reported that there is a brothel operating in Jessamine Road in Hanwell.

The next meeting was set for 18th September. Once again the Conservative Councillor for Elthorne failed to make an appearance.

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