Use of Nitrous Oxide on the Increase

March Policing update on Syon ward


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As part of the regular IBAF meetings (Isleworth and Brentford Action Forums) local police produce reports on police and criminal activity for each ward. Syon ward appears below. See Brentford ward or the above link for other wards and attend IBAF to hear the reports presented and discussed.

Syon Ward
Ward Supervisor – PS20TX Andy Pugh
Dedicated Ward Officer – PC703TX Martin Byrne
Dedicated Ward Officer – PCSO 7177TX Berkley Greene
Dedicated Ward Officer – PC 352TX Joe Holton

Police recorded 15 burglaries on the ward in January 2018, 3 of which were non residential. Officers patrol burglary hot spots when possible and when a burglary is reported a ‘cocoon’ visit is conducted in the immediate area in an attempt to identify witnesses and avenues of investigation.

Theft from motor vehicles
15 theft from motor vehicles reported and 10 theft of motor vehicles. Motor vehicle crime still remains a high priority. Police are working with local businesses and advising how to improve security features in car parks in an attempt to reduce this type of offence on the ward. Particular attention to Syon Park and working closely with the estate is crucial in tackling this problem. The Coach and Horses Public House, London Road is a new hot spot.

Street drinking and Anti-Social Behaviour (ASB)
Syon Park has been our ward priority for around a year, and still remains so. Theft from motor vehicles there have reduced significantly. Working with the estate, and colleagues from emergency response has resulted in arrests for cannabis and drink drive. The Holiday Inn, Brentford Lock have an issue with youths sitting on the terrace in the evenings at the end of the week. Staff have found used canisters of nitrous oxide and when asked to leave have become abusive. Syon team met with the hotel manager and gave crime prevention advice and patrol the area at least once each tour of duty. Brentford Lock has seen similar incidents and are believed to be linked.

We have a number of other issues that we are monitoring:

Charlton House / Albany Parade
Complaints about street drinking and drug use around this area have reduced. Regular patrols of this area and arrests made in Albany Parade have reduced the amount of calls to police regarding this.

The team has started to use a new messaging system to provide regular updates on ward issues.

Syon Park
There has been a reduction theft from M/V plus there has been a reduction in complaints regarding ASB by youths and vehicles driving recklessly. Targeted patrols and partnership working with the estate is beginning to have a positive effect on this problem although it will continue to be a challenge due to the multiple access routes to the estates

There has been a reduction in investigations into shoplifting. Police have been working closely with the major crime generating locations on the ward in an effort to prevent this type of crime.

Calls about drug use are very low at the moment.

Our close working partnership with the security staff has led to a general reduction in crime at the hospital. We investigate robustly the crimes that occur there and support the security staff in gathering the best possible evidence of offences.

The newsletters continue to be produced and distributed on the ward..

March 15, 2018

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