Updating residents & businesses on arrests, images and police numbers
Wandsworth Police has had a notable number of police officers deployed on the borough over the last 36 hours. That continued on 10th August with the deployment of in excess of 250 uniform police officers who are supported by CID officers and PCSOs.|
We will continue to have extra officers on the streets of Wandsworth over the coming days and your local Safer Neighbourhoods Teams will be working in their wards.
You will now be aware that the streets and roads around Clapham Junction have now been re-opened. I appreciate that these closures have caused a lot of disruption for you. I appreciate your patience and understanding as this was essential to record the scene and to maximise the collection of forensic evidence so that we can identify and arrest the suspects.
The police are using intelligence and information supplied to us by the public, the local authority and others to identify people involved in these senseless crimes. For example on the 9th & 10th we have arrested 22 people for a range of offences including burglary, theft, going equipped to steal and possession of offensive weapons as we investigate the disturbances, as we patrol the borough and as we conduct search warrant activity. One such search warrant led to the recovery of stolen sports wear and perfume.
We will continue to conduct these arrest operations with your support. The response from the community in supporting the police with information has been fantastic - thank you for this.
Still and moving Images
I have an investigation unit who are collating still and moving images (usually captured on CCTV). If you, your family or friends/colleagues have images (still or moving) of
the disturbances then please save the images and contact us by e mail your contact details to the following e-mail address (note the dash and dot):
Please include the following details in the email: name, full address and postcode and telephone numbers, so we can make contact. The investigation unit make contact
as soon as possible to arrange a mutually agreeable time to retrieve the images.
Contacting the police
Anyone with information about the identification of suspects involved in the disturbances or knows the location of stolen property you can help us by calling 101, Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or make contact with your local Safer Neighbourhood Team.
I will continue to ensure your updated with progress.
Acting Borough Commander
August 11, 2011