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  • 'Alert Box' tool to combat crime launched in Balham

    By JulieGK at 11:42 on 08/11/12
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    Businesses in Balham have a new tool to combat crime and anti-social behaviour in the town centre. An 'Alert Box' scheme has been introduced for traders in Hildreth Street and Bedford Hill which enables businesses to communicate instantly with one another at the first sign of trouble. Businesses simply push a button to send a warning to the other traders in the alert box network. The other traders can then offer assistance or call...
  • Man charged in connection with racist grafitti in Balham

    By JulieGK at 12:31 on 02/10/12
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    A 36-year old man has been charged in connection with the appearance of racist graffiti in Balham last week. Faruq Arshad, 36, of Clapham Common West Side, was charged by police on Friday with 13 counts of racially aggravated criminal damage. The council's graffiti team arranged for a series of messages that had been scrawled on walls near Balham High Road to be removed within a few hours of them being reported to the town hall. Most...
  • More police in London after Olympic Games

    By JulieGK at 13:59 on 11/04/12
    There will be more police in London from this autumn.
    London's communities are set to see an extra 2,000 officers in neighbourhood policing teams after the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games as part of the Metropolitan Police Service's total war on crime. And as part of the Met's approach for total victim care anyone who is a victim of crime will have the offer of police coming to visit them. The new proposals are part of a major new investment in neighbourhood policing beginning in the...
  • Balham Pubwatch team on look out for criminals

    By aloquifique at 17:05 on 16/12/11
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    Pubs in Balham are helping to keep crime out of the town centre by sharing images of known offenders. A new information sharing scheme has been set up by the Met Police Balham Safer Neighbourhood Team and Wandsworth Council.    Photos of known troublemakers are now being circulated among members of the Balham Pubwatch - a group of 17 licensed premises which are working together to tackle antisocial behaviour in...
  • Ex Ernest Bevin Student now new Borough Commander!

    By aloquifique at 19:39 on 14/12/11
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    Council leader Ravi Govindia has welcomed the appointment of a Balham and Tooting-bred former pupil of Ernest Bevin College as the borough's new top cop. Chief Supt David Chinchen has been named as Wandsworth's new borough commander. He replaces Chief Supt David Musker who has become the borough commander in Croydon. Chief Supt Chinchen will be taking charge of the police division where he first served as a young constable in 1981....

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