Prince’s Safer Neighbourhood Police Team – Update

On Tuesday 19th July, at about 6.30pm, a 23 year old male was shot outside Penryn House/ Othello Close, SE11.  The victim was shot 5 times in his lower body and was taken to Kings College Hospital for treatment.  The victim has since been discharged and is expected to make a full recovery.  Four males were arrested immediately after the shooting in the Waterloo area.  The shooting is being investigated by the Metropolitan Police’s Trident Unit and is still ongoing.  If anyone has any information, or witnessed the incident; please call the Police on 101 or report anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
On Sunday 24th July, 2016, at about 7am, a member of the door staff from Club 65, Albert Embankment was shot in the ankle whilst working.  The shooting followed an incident in which a group of males had been refused entry into the club and resulted in an altercation with security staff at the venue.  Shortly afterwards, a vehicle approached the venue with a male exiting the vehicle and opening fire on the front of Club 65.  One shot hit the 30 year old male victim
in the ankle.  The victim received treatment at Kings College Hospital and has since been released.  It is believed there may be three vehicles involved with the shooting.  To date, three males have been arrested over this shooting.  The investigation is on-going by Trident.  As above, if anyone has any information, or witnessed the incident; please call the Police on 101 or report anonymously through Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Prince’s Neighbourhood Policing Team
In May a new Sergeant joined Prince’s ward, PS Alison Parr has taken over from PS Phil Jones, having joined Lambeth on promotion from the Marine Policing Unit.

The team have been busy with patrolling Prince’s, as well as carrying our proactive operations.  Crime statistics show that Prince’s volume of crime is significantly reduced from this time last year, with May seeing 27% fewer crimes and June a 13% decrease from the respective months in 2015.  As ever, the largest percentage of crimes committed on Prince’s are Violence Against the Person type offences, with the largest majority around Vauxhall.  However, Lambeth as a whole has seen a rise in moped-enabled thefts, with mopeds regularly mounting pavements and pedestrianised areas to steal property- often mobile phones from pedestrians hands.  The Metropolitan Police, as well as ourselves, are working on a number of initiatives to tackle this crime, but we would please ask residents to take care when using mobile phones on the street
and to be aware of their surroundings.

A number of weapons sweep have been conducted through local Estates, with several knives and guns recovered and taken off the streets.  Some information pertaining to weapon hiding places was received from yourselves.  Thank you! Please keep information coming and together we’ll make the streets safer for us all.

In the last fortnight alone, Prince’s Ward have executed three drug warrants at addresses in SE11, with arrests made and illegal drugs recovered in all addresses.

The quarterly Ward Panel Meeting was held on 27th July, with a good turn out from residents, as well as Councillor Amos and the Prince’s Police Officers.  In conjunction with the Panel, the Police promises were agreed on last night. These are:
•    Kennings Way & White Hart Street, including Falmouth House.
•    Vauxhall Street and vicinity
•    Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens.

Prince’s hold a number of regular Community Engagements; in particular our ‘Cuppa with a Coppa’ which gives you a chance to come down, meet the team, ask any questions, or just have a chat and piece of cake.  Attendance has fallen at these meetings and we are keen to meet more of you.  The next one is being held at Vauxhall Tea Rooms on the 18th August at 11am.  Details of future meetings can be found on our website.

Additionally, along with Lambeth Housing, we are organising a Vauxhall Gardens Day of Action on the Saturday 20th August from Midday in Bromfield Park.  Look out for more details, but we can promise, food, fun and entertainment!

As always, Prince’s Police can be reached on:

Phone Number: 020 8721 2627
Email: princes.SNT@met.police.uk

Please note, we are not a 24 hour response and may take a day or two to respond to e-mails.  In an emergency, always call 999 or 101.

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