Police get tough on Syon Estate

Dispersal Order in place to tackle anti social behaviour

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An increase in anti-social behavior on the Syon Estate has led to police placing a Dispersal Order on the area. The roads involved comprise Spur Road, Marlborough Road, Syon Lane, Epworth Road, Acacia Avenue, Almond Grove, Cherry Crescent, Rowan Road, Hawthorn Hatch, Hawthorn Road, Beech Avenue, Maple Grove, Hornbeam Crescent, Hazel Close and London Road between the junction of Spur Road, Busch Corner to the junction with Beech Avenue (including all shops) and including Lodge Close, Brentford

These areas have suffered from increased acts of vandalism and criminal damage, graffiti, youths collecting in groups of over 20 into the early hours of the morning playing football, throwing items at passing cars and intimidating residents. Many people have suffered sleep deprivation by these groups screaming and shouting at each other sometimes as early as up to 3am in the morning.

This Dispersal Order becomes effective from 9am on Wednesday 8th June 2005 until 9am on Tuesday 15th November 2005, and gives the Police and Police Community Support Officers the authority to:

  • At any time of the day or night, disperse groups of two or more, who have, or who are believed to be about to, behave in an unacceptable, disruptive and anti-social manner.
  • Tell people who do not live in the area to leave and not return within 24 hours.
  • Between the hours of 9pm and 6am, within the designated area, any person found under the age of 16 not being with a responsible person of 18 or over may also be returned to their home by police.

Any person failing to comply with the directions of the officers, or return to the area having been told to leave, may be liable to arrest.

Sector Inspector Lindsey Hannigan says "This is the second Dispersal Order that we have put in place on The Syon Estate. The first Order was very effective but since it expired on the 31st January 2005 there has been a gradual but at times serious escalation of anti-social behavior. Despite increased patrols and warnings, both by police and Hounslow Homes Wardens, to those individuals and groups involved they have completely disregarded the pleads of residents and acted without any consideration for others. This Dispersal Order is a joint effort between the Police and Hounslow Council to return the area to one in which the community feels safe and their quality of life is enhanced. I would urge anyone who has any information on crime or anti-social behavior in the area to contact Brentford Sector Office on 0208 247 5989".

Posters are on display in the relevant area, roads and shops. A poster and map is also available for viewing at Brentford Police Station.

Finally anyone with concerns or information relating to anti-social behavior in the Isleworth and Brentford area should contact Brentford Police Station on 0208 247 5989

7 June 2005