VIDEO:Community day of action by East Area police removes weapons off our street.

East Area police under took a fantastic day of action yesterday across the streets of Havering that saw them flood our streets with officers in proactive community engagement and undertake weapon sweeps that removed two knives and a pointed article.

The day of action took place across Harold Hill, Elm Park and Upminster where police officers actively engaged with the community listening to what they had to say and undertaking weapon sweeps across different parts of the borough.

The day started at the Hilldene shopping centre where Sergeant Richard Ruane led a team of officers patrolling the local streets and actively talking and listening to residents about their concerns in the area.

Later in the day police also attended Elm Park and Upminster station where officers undertook stop and searches.

The day proved to be very positive, the community were very pleased to see our officers and all the hard work they do.

36 stop and searches were undertaken. 1 weapon sweep. 2 knives recovered, 1 pointed article recovered, 1 person dealt with for drug offences.

Acting Police Sergeant Lee George told the Havering Daily:

“This highlights that working in partnership with the London Borough of Havering carrying out joint initiatives can tackle the anti social behaviour on our local streets.”

Great work by all our officers.

Officers outside of the Hilldene shopping centre yesterday.
Officers patrolling the streets on the high visibility day.
Sergeant Ruane who led the Harold Hill day of action.
Officers conducting weapon sweeps across Havering yesterday.
Officers visiting different parts of the community talking to local residents.
One of the knives seized yesterday.
At train stations undertaking stop and searches.
Sergeant Brindley McEvoy on the day of action.

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