A Message from the Shirley North Safer Neighbourhood Team

Things seem to be getting back towards ‘normal’ life now that lockdown restrictions are easing.

Please remember to wear face coverings if you travel on public transport and in areas where you cannot maintain a two metre distance.

Click here for instructions on how to wear and make a cloth face covering.

Here are a few things we have been dealing with recently;

Tuesday 19th May – assisted colleagues on the Addiscombe East ward who sectioned a young man who was experiencing a mental health crisis. Lots of residents were concerned about him and his behaviour. He remains under section in a mental health hospital where he is receiving the treatment he needs.

Friday 22nd May – We searched a group for drugs on Woodmere Avenue. A large amount of nitrous oxide canisters were seized from them – they also obliged when we told them to clear up all the canisters they had dumped all over the road (the little silver tubes sometimes seen around).

Thursday 4th June – We carried out a drugs warrant on the ward. One person was dealt with for possession of cocaine and another for possession of cannabis.

Monday 8th June – Arrested two people for handling stolen goods after searching a car and finding 40 bottles of vodka and whiskey which they could not prove they had purchased; this investigation is ongoing.

Monday 8th June – Friday 12th June – We were part of an operation into the theft of catalytic converters in Croydon and Sutton – we have some good leads and ongoing investigations into a number of thefts.

Monday 15th June – Searched 9 people for drugs on Woodmere Avenue – one male has been charged and sent to court for possession of cocaine and cannabis.

As always please let us know if there is anything you think we need to be aware of.

Report crime by calling 101 or in an emergency call 999.
Remember, you can also report crime online on our website: https://www.met.police.uk/