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