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High-visibility patrols in Finsbury Park after tri-borough partnership

Police patrols have been ‘stepped up’ this week to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour

High-visibility patrols are taking place around Finsbury Park this week, following a partnership between Haringey, Islington and Hackney Council to tackle crime in the area.

British Transport Police (BST) are conducting the patrols as part of Haringey Council’s work to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour in the area. Their Love Finsbury Park initiative has seen enforcement teams carry out regular patrols and engagement activities to reduce anti-social behaviourk, and has also seen two specialist operations to tackle knife and drug offences.

A spokesperson from BST commented that their operations are intelligence-led and they decide where to deploy their officers.

They added: “We have stepped up our activity across the London network to crack down on particular crime types, including robbery. Working closely with key partners, including the Metropolitan Police, our operations comprise high visibility patrols at key stations and on trains and are supported by plain-clothes officers, knife arches and other specialist teams. Whether you see our teams or not, we are there to deter and detect offenders and keep passengers safe as they travel in the capital. Incidents can be reported to us by texting 61016 or calling 0800 40 50 40 – if it’s an emergency, always dial 999.”

A council spokesperson said: “The safety of our residents and visitors is a key priority for the council. We know that issues are not confined within the borders of Haringey, which is why we have been working with a multi-agency partnership, including the London Boroughs of Hackney and Islington, TfL, the Metropolitan Police and British Transport Police, to make the tri-borough area around Finsbury Park safer and more welcoming for everyone.

“Our joint work has included holding regular meetings to discuss issues and solutions, joint patrols with the police and the council’s ASB enforcement team, and partnership work on design-out-crime initiatives within the park.

“We have also worked together to produce a dedicated set of web pages with detailed information about our partnership work in the tri-borough area. I encourage residents to visit the pages at www.haringey.gov.uk/love-finsbury-park to find out more about what we are doing to keep people safe.”


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