Police crack down on crime in Lewisham town centre

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LEWISHAM police say their New Year’s resolution is a "zero tolerance" approach to anti-social behaviour in Lewisham town centre.

A crackdown on low-level crime will take place at least once a month in the centre including stop-and-searches and targeting those ‘skitching’ – skating while hanging on to moving vehicles.

The latest operation saw a cannabis seizure, a ticket for cycling on a pavement, and notices for drinking in alcohol-free zones on January 8.

Lewisham Town Centre Team spokeswoman PC Raquel Lovekin said: "We will be taking a zero tolerance approach to anti social behaviour within Lewisham Town Centre.

"It is a new year and we are making the communities of Lewisham aware that anti social behaviour and low level crime within the Town Centre will not be tolerated."

She added that a trend in young people skating while tailgating buses, lorries and other moving vehicles is "dangerous" and will lead to arrests.

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11:23am Wed 16 Jan 13

Gypo.Joe says...

I hope OB remembered to text the crims about this crackdown. Well we wouldn't wanna catch any of them unaware now would we.
I hope OB remembered to text the crims about this crackdown. Well we wouldn't wanna catch any of them unaware now would we. Gypo.Joe
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1:38pm Wed 16 Jan 13

ksc says...

"The latest operation saw a cannabis seizure, a ticket for cycling on a pavement, and notices for drinking in alcohol-free zones on January 8."

Fines recouped...about £50
Cost of operation...about £50,000

But at least you are trying.
"The latest operation saw a cannabis seizure, a ticket for cycling on a pavement, and notices for drinking in alcohol-free zones on January 8." Fines recouped...about £50 Cost of operation...about £50,000 But at least you are trying. ksc
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3:53pm Wed 16 Jan 13

The Original Ranter says...

Headline.....stop press.....police to do job.....*sigh* of exasperation that the modern police service think they should have to announce this as news! At least once a month...ha ha ha ha ha!
Headline.....stop press.....police to do job.....*sigh* of exasperation that the modern police service think they should have to announce this as news! At least once a month...ha ha ha ha ha! The Original Ranter
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