May 25 2013 Latest news:
by Flora Drury
Monday, August 6, 2012
Senior police officers - including Borough Commander Sandra Looby - joined volunteers and council workers braving the rain to clean up the area around a Tottenham community centre.
The help was part of Operation Chicago, which sought to clean up the area around Whitehall and Tenterden Community Centre, Northumberland Park, recently.
Overgrown and littered outdoor areas were cleared so they could be enjoyed once more by the community.
Despite heavy downpours, everyone kept jolly - enjoying cupcakes baked by one officer’s mother, some soggy barbeque food and cups of tea.
It was the second day of Operation Chicago, responding to residents’ concerns about anti-social behaviour in the area. Checks were made on cars, and weapon sweeps and drugs warrants were carried out in a co-ordinated crackdown in the Ruskin Road area.
Police arrested people for offences including driving without insurance or a licence, possession of Class A and Class B drugs, possession with intent to supply Class B drugs, domestic violence and theft.
Police also seized nine cars, and bailiffs recovered £12,500 in oustanding court fines from drivers.
Fly-tippers were targeted, and several illegal gaming machines were also confiscated from fast food shops not holding the correct licence.
- Find out more about the day by visiting storify.com/MPSHaringey.