Started briefings again
Please see the latest Briefing Note from Chief Superintendent Wingrove.
Thankyou for all your support for the local policing teams.
Inspector Tom Cornish | Neighbourhood Policing | Southwark | AS BCU | Peckham Police Station, 177 Peckham High Street, London, SE15 5SL tel: 0207 232 6495 | internal: 726495 mobile: 07917 133162 Twitter: @InspTomCornish
AS – Central South
COVID19 – 32 – 23/05/2020
I hope you are all well,
Policing approach this weekend
Throughout the weekend, officers will continue to be on their usual patrols. You will see our officers on mobile and foot patrol, on bikes as well across Lambeth and Southwark, in our hotspot locations for violent crime, as well as our parks and open spaces engaging with people and explaining the regulations. We are grateful to our communities who are following the regulations.
We have seen some instances of large groups gathering, including for example around amplified music or BBQs in public in circumstances in breach of the COVID regulations and causing Anti-Social Behaviour to local residents and businesses. We have a graduated and proportionate response to these groups and gatherings, using our approach to engage, explain, and encourage compliance. Where it has been proportionate and necessary to do so we have also implemented dispersal powers. We will endeavour to keep you updated when this happens, as well as publish details on social media via @LambethMPS and @MPSSouthwark. Our aim is to keep people safe and protect the NHS, as well as reduce crime and anti-social behaviour for all our communities in Southwark and Lambeth.
Latest message from DAC Laurence Taylor: [news.met.police.uk
We would also like to send our very best wishes to you all this Bank Holiday weekend and to those in our community who will be looking forward to celebrating Eid al-Fitr this weekend.
Hidden harms – Domestic Abuse
Yesterday the Government held a virtual hidden harms summit to discuss how to support victims of crimes such as domestic abuse, sexual violence and modern slavery. One of the things discussed was the potential implementation of a codeword scheme, championed by the Victims Commissioner, to support victims of domestic abuse which could be used, for example to alert shop workers that someone needed help.
As you know, the Met prioritises keeping people safe and takes a zero-tolerance approach to domestic abuse. With people socially distancing and self-isolating due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we know that this puts potential victims at greater risk.
Domestic abuse is historically an under-reported crime and victims may feel more isolated, and like they have less opportunity to access help and support.
Officers are continuing to prioritise and respond to domestic abuse calls, and we continue to work closely with a range of partners to ensure victims receive the support and service they need.
If you are experiencing domestic abuse or you know a friend, relative or neighbour who you think is at risk, call police right away. In an emergency, always call 999 – high harm domestic abuse calls will continue to be prioritised.
The 24/7 National Domestic Abuse helpline, which offers support to victims and people affected by domestic abuse, is free to call on 0808 2000 247.
The Respect Phoneline provides confidential advice and support to help perpetrators stop being violent and abusive, and is free to call 0808 8024040
Men’s Advice Line: 0808 801 0327 a confidential helpline for male victims of domestic violence and those supporting them www.mensadviceline.org.uk
Karma Nirvana: 0800 5999 247 Mon to Fri 9am–5pm supporting victims of
honour based abuse and forced marriage www.karmanirvana.org.uk
Hour Glass: 0808 808 8141 challenging the abuse of older people in all its forms www.wearehourglass.org
Galop LGBT+ Domestic Abuse Helpline: 0800 999 5428 www.galop.org.uk
Childline: 0800 1111 If you’re a child or young person and domestic abuse is happening in your home or relationship.
For more information and advice, go to [www.met.police.uk
Violence Suppression Units
Last week, Commissioner Cressida Dick announced the launch of our new Violence Suppression Units (VSU) – a new team of more than 620 officers who will spearhead suppression activity at a local and neighbourhood level.
Commander Alex Murray, from our Specialist Crime Command was interviewed on LBC this morning (09:20hrs) about the role of VSU officers and how they will help us to focus on the Met priority – reducing violent crime.
You can also read about the VSU here: [news.met.police.uk
Thank you for your continued support.
BCU Commander – Central South
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