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London disorder - local update

 Friday August 19, 2011

3pm update:
Met Police update (pdf)

 Friday August 12, 2011

3pm update:
Current issues update from Lucy D'Orsi, H&F Borough Commander (pdf)

9.30am update:
No significant incidents in relation to riot/public disorder last night.

 Thursday August 11, 2011

12 noon update:
Special Community Meeting
Meet the Police Borough Commander Lucy D’Orsi and David Page - Assistant Director Safer Neighbourhoods at H&F Council.
Hear the latest updated information in relation to the borough.
There will be a question and answer session with the speakers.

When: 6:45pm, Thursday 11 August, 2011
Where: St Paul’s Church Hammersmith, Queen Caroline Street, Hammersmith, W6 9PJ

Met police launch website to track rioters: (opens new window).

In consultation with the Hammersmith & Fulham Police Independent Advisory Group.

7.30am update:
Hammersmith & Fulham has again remained calm overnight. No significant disturbances have been reported. The high-profile police and council presence on the streets continues to deter unrest and the rapid response to any potential incidents has again kept H&F streets safe overnight.

 Wednesday August 10, 2011

9.15pm update:
Council and police patrols continue to work closely to prevent potential situations developing and CCTV systems across the borough are being coordinated to pinpoint any potential trouble. The situation remains generally calm across the borough. We will only post further updates tonight if we receive notification from the police that this situation has changed or if anything significant occurs.

6.30pm update:
Everything remains calm throughout H&F. High levels of police presence on the streets and helicopter activity are all part of the preventative measures and NOT an indicator that there is any trouble.

5pm update:
H&F tenants could 'lose your home as well as your liberty' if found guilty of violent disorder. Read more

2.30pm update:
New advice for businesses from the police (pdf)

12 noon update:
Continuing efforts to keep streets clear

We have made some changes to both domestic and trade waste and recycling services in order to help protect residents and businesses and to keep our streets clear of objects that could be used in disorder.

Some recycling banks, bins etc were removed and will be replaced as soon as it is adsivsable to do so. Please use alternative recycling sites in the meantime. For more info, visit our refuse and recycling pages.

Some trade waste collections will continue to take place earlier or later than normal as part of efforts to keep the streets clear of combustible materials. If your business has not had its usual container / bin collections by 5pm please remove your bin from the street. We will revisit to make the collection as soon as we can.

Many thanks for your patience and support while these special arrangements are in place. We will return to normal business as soon as its is advisable.

11.30am update:
It is 'business as usual' at the council, although we are continuing to keep the streets as free as possible of bins, planters and combustible materials.

There have been reports of two incidents overnight, one which resulted in arrests of a group of young people on Sulgrave Road and the other involving a fire in Flora Gardens which lead to 30 homes being evacuated. Residents were able to retun to their homes within an hour.

We are continuing to support the police in taking robust action against anyone involved in the disruption over the last few days and we urge anyone who may be able to identify perpetrators to contact the police.

To report disorder or crime, of if you have any information that you think may be of use to the police, call 101 or call crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Please dial 999 in an emergency.

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7.30am update:
There were no reports of any serious disorder in H&F last night. The council and police are continuing to monitor the situation closely. Please continue to report any suspicious activity. Many thanks to the police and all those who have helped avert trouble on the scale seen in neighbouring areas.

 Tuesday August 9, 2011

11pm update:
Still no reports of any disorder this evening in H&F.

9.30pm update:
All remains calm in H&F. For latest updates across the capital, visit the police website (opens new window).

9pm update:
H&F still remains calm. Nothing new to report.
Latest advice from police for businesses is here: advice for businesses.

8pm update:
H&F remains calm. No disruption reported.

6pm update:
Currently all is calm in H&F. Rumours of disruption in the borough are not true.

4pm update:
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To report disorder or crime, of if you have any information that you think may be of use to the Police, call 101 or call crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Please dial 999 in an emergency.

1pm update:
The council’s Service Resilience Group met this morning following the riots, looting and other criminality that Londoners have witnessed across the capital over recent days.

The most significant disorder has so far focused on areas outside Hammersmith & Fulham (H&F) but last night there were several potential local incidents that were prevented and arrests have been made.

The Prime Minster has made a statement saying that all Met Police leave across London has been cancelled and that there will be 16,000 officers on the streets of the capital tonight instead of last night’s 6,000. Parliament has been recalled and robust policing is needed he said.

Kit Malthouse, the Deputy Mayor of London for Policing, appealed for calm in affected areas. He said: “I am appealing for parents to get children out of the way and for people spectating to clear the way.”

Chief Superintendent Lucy D'Orsi, Borough Commander for H&F Police, says: “I would like to reassure you that we have plans in place to deal with any disorder robustly. I am personally over seeing the borough response to deal with any local disorder as well as providing support to other areas of London which have been more effected by recent events.  

“Sporadic incidents took place overnight which were dealt with quickly by our officers and decisive action prevented disorder spreading. We made a number of arrests for breach of the peace, violent disorder and burglary.

“I am saddened to see people intent on damaging their own communities with mindless violence and criminality. We will not tolerate mindless criminality. We have plans and resources in place to tackle any further disorder, deal with normal policing and continue to work closely with our communities to asses the impact of the disorder. It is my intention to ensure that we keep our local community safe through visible and firm policing and by working closely with the Local Authority and Business Partners.”

Council services are currently running as normal although the situation is fluid and contingency plans are being considered.

Cllr Greg Smith, H&F Council Cabinet Member for Residents' Services, says: "The scenes of violent thuggery, looting and criminal damage from across the capital are appalling. In H&F, the local Police did a fantastic job in keeping residents safe last night when other areas suffered so badly. There were serious risks of disorder in the borough that were successfully prevented and arrests made.

“However, there is an ongoing situation across London and the Police remain on high alert. The council will assist the Police in generating convictions for any disorder that does occur locally by sharing CCTV and other intelligence. We will also radically pursue any council tenants who are proved guilty of being involved in criminal activity by seeking evictions where appropriate.”

To report disorder or crime, of if you have any information that you think may be of use to the Police, call 101 or call crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Please dial 999 in an emergency.

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