Creating a safer Dalston – joint police and Council antisocial behaviour crackdown

More than 100 official warnings and notices have been issued in Dalston in less than three months as part of joint police and Hackney Council efforts to tackle anti-social behaviour in the area. 

The initiative, which culminated in two days of action at Gillett Square and Kingsland Road, has seen 46 antisocial behaviour warnings, 25 community resolution orders, 26 community protection warnings and 12 community protection notices since November for a range of offences around antisocial hotspots. 

These took place alongside a range of activities to engage local residents and improve community relations, including a police recruitment stand to provide information to residents considering applying for or interested in learning more about a career in law enforcement and a bike marking workshop, to offer cycle security advice to residents.

The crackdown comes after preventing antisocial behaviour was highlighted as one of the main priorities of local people in the Dalston Conversation – one of the Council’s biggest ever local engagement exercises which saw more than 5,000 people get involved in discussions about the future of their area.

Extra anti-knife crime, public reassurance and anti-robbery police patrols have also been active in the area. A recent knife arch operation, Safer Transport, led to three arrests for possession of offensive weapons. Eleven arrests have also been made relating either to drugs or on people wanted by the courts. Five people were charged for the drug offences.

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