Sunday, 14 August 2011

Message from Lambeth Police

Message from Lambeth Police:

All our focus at Lambeth remains with providing a visible presence on our street and bringing to justice those responsible for the violence last Sunday (7 Aug). This weekend we have support from external resources and central departments and all leave is still cancelled for police officers and Staff. Officers are being held on 12hour shifts and this has meant that some aspects of our normal functionality have had to be adapted. The process of dialogue with our communities has begun and Safer Neighbourhood teams have been tasked with a number of engagement tactics targeted at local residents, businesses and key partners.

Please encourage people to contact their SNT via the met police website if they have any concerns or wish to speak to an officer.

Lambeth officers have continued to make arrests and recover property from the disorder on Sunday and a number of arrests and charges have followed. We will be working closely with our partners to ensure that all enforcement measures are considered including tenancy and ASB legislation.

We would like to thank all those who have supported the local community, police and businesses in restoring normality and calm to our neighbourhoods.