Met tackles behaviour in scheme

The Metropolitan Police's campaign will run throughout the summer across the capital.

Victims' commissioner welcomes Met behaviour scheme

The Government’s Victims’ Commissioner has welcomed a Metropolitan Police initiative to tackle anti-social behaviour over the summer.

Baroness Helen Newlove. Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

Baroness Helen Newlove said: “Crime and anti-social behaviour can make some neighbourhoods unbearable to live in, ruining the lives of innocent people not to mention the huge amounts of public money needed to repair the damage done to people and places.

“There are so many good people out there in the capital, working hard to make their neighbourhoods safe and happy places to live.

"It's great to see London’s Safer Neighbourhoods Teams working with their wider communities to take action this summer in tackling the issues that are most important to them.”

Police to tackle behaviour across 32 boroughs

The Metropolitan Police (MPS) is taking coordinated action for the first time to target anti-social behaviour (ASB) across all 32 boroughs this summer, as part of a new initiative.

Police officers speak to a man in a city centre. Credit: Anthony Devlin/PA

Commander Mak Chishty, MPS lead for ASB, said: "The MPS recognises the impact ASB can have on the lives of many people on a daily basis. It often leaves victims feeling helpless, desperate and with a seriously reduced quality of life and disrupts neighbourhoods and communities.

"ASB will not be tolerated by the MPS and we will take action against those who cause alarm or distress in their communities, using the full range of civil and criminal powers available to us to tackle offenders.

"We are listening and working with local communities to understand your issues, so we can intelligently use our tactics to tackle the root causes and provide feedback to victims".

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Metropolitan Police to tackle anti-social behaviour

The Metropolitan police is set to launch its first summer campaign against anti-social behaviour today in a bid to reduce the problem across the capital.

Safer Neighbourhood Teams from all 32 of the capital's boroughs will work together for three months as part of Operation Safer Places.

Their aim is to tackle the anti-social behaviour issues which most affect their communities.