Catford PCSO commended after advice helps residents catch burglar

Catford PCSO commended after advice helps residents catch burglar

PCSO Guleser Cater

Special Police Constable Lisa Wharram

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A CATFORD PCSO recommended for an award by residents after his advice helped them catch a burglar has been commended by the Met.

Guleser Cater from Catford South Safer Neighbourhoods was given the Assistant Commissioner's Commendation for outstanding tenacity, dedication to duty and professionalism.

It came after people at a block of flats in Penerley Road caught unemployed thief Godwin Wilson last September as he was about to burgle one of their properties.

In a letter to the commissioner, they wrote: "If PCSO Cater had not encouraged all the residents of Penerley to get to know each other's names and faces, to question and challenge anything or anyone we felt was suspicious and be vigilant, the burglar may never have been caught, as we would not have worked together to bring about this result."

Wilson, aged 43, of Thomas Lane, Catford, was later jailed for two years and eight months after pleading guilty to three burglaries.

South Area Commander Simon Letchford said: “This was an excellent piece of work and reflects the important role PCSO's play in preventing Londoners from becoming victims of crime. 

 

News Shopper: Special Police Constable Lisa Wharram"Through her tenacity and professionalism PCSO Cater took personal responsibility to provide advice and guidance to her local residents which led to the quick arrest of Wilson, thereby preventing him from bringing further misery to others."

Special Police Constable Lisa Wharram from Lewisham was also commended for tackling an armed suspect during a raid at a Sevenoaks jewellers.

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3:47pm Tue 14 Jan 14

white rabbit9 says...

Please it doesn't wash any more. Corrupt corrupt corrupt, Why don't you catch the real criminals, hint in london next to the thames.
Please it doesn't wash any more. Corrupt corrupt corrupt, Why don't you catch the real criminals, hint in london next to the thames. white rabbit9
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4:35pm Tue 14 Jan 14

sarfflondonbird says...

Well done to Lisa for tackling an armed robber. That takes some guts and warrants an award. Sorry, but it seems the residents were doing the work for the pcso as usual, therefore I cannot see how she warrants an award for giving a speech.
Well done to Lisa for tackling an armed robber. That takes some guts and warrants an award. Sorry, but it seems the residents were doing the work for the pcso as usual, therefore I cannot see how she warrants an award for giving a speech. sarfflondonbird
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9:29am Wed 15 Jan 14

Barra boy says...

Ruddy tea leaves my old mom used to say ya just leave the door on the latch no one round ere would tea leave of there nieighbours pow! fast forward a score of years and see what what we got now!
Ruddy tea leaves my old mom used to say ya just leave the door on the latch no one round ere would tea leave of there nieighbours pow! fast forward a score of years and see what what we got now! Barra boy
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