MPS Review into Riots

The Metropolitan Police Service’s report into the summer disorder, “4 Days In August”, was released yesterday following a comprehensive internal review.

You can download the final MPS report into the summer disorder from the MPS website.

The MPS review of the August 2011 disorder is leading to widespread improvements in the MPS with the report outlining in detail when and where events occurred, what the MPS response was, what went well, what didn’t and what changes continue to be made as a result.

The overriding theme from the report is that despite many thousands of officers putting themselves in the line of fire and working almost around the clock to try to protect London over the four days. The MPS engagement, intelligence and operational response plans were not sufficient to prevent or respond to the unprecedented scale and speed of the unfolding disorder in the summer.

The MPS has sought to take as comprehensive a view as possible in compiling this report to provide an accurate reflection of events and lessons to be learnt.

Whilst this is the final report of this review, having previously published the interim report in October 2010, extensive work continues within the MPS in order to take the recommendations forward.


Burglaries on the Up! Are You Taking Precautions?

Police battling a spate of burglaries urge residents to dial 999 if they see anything suspicious

Police in Haringey are urging residents to be vigilant and dial 999 if they see anything suspicious, following a spate of burglaries in the N6 and N10 areas committed by suspects that get about on mopeds.

Four homes in N6 and one in N10 were burgled by suspects arriving and riding off on mopeds in the space of three days between 7 March and 9 March. The break-ins took place between the hours of 5pm and 7.30pm, just as it is growing dark and is easy to spot when no one is home if lights haven’t been left on.

Previous offences earlier in the year also hit N6 and N10 the hardest, with a few in the N22, N2 and N8 areas, between the hours of 4pm and 11pm. Police responded to this with increased patrols, as well as issuing warnings to residents.

Police are keeping an open mind as to whether the offences are linked.

Detective Superintendent Stephen Clayman, in charge of Haringey CID, said:

“As soon as we identified that we had suspects riding around on mopeds carrying out burglaries we briefed our frontline officers and targeted patrols to the areas affected. We continue to carry out increased patrols and we ask residents to take a few basic steps to prevent a burglary, be vigilant and dial 999 if they see anything suspicious.

If you see for example someone acting in an unusual way, hanging around looking into windows – particularly if they are with a moped or carrying a crash helmet, call police on 999 as a crime may be happening.

Make sure you take down the registration number of any vehicle involved and a description of the people and vehicle if possible. If police are unable to attend, any information that you pass to police will be enable us to build up a picture of what is taking place and who is involved in order that we can take further action.

There are some basic crime prevention measures that we ask residents to use, such as timer switches on lights at home to make it look like you are in when you are out and dusk to dawn exterior light that uses low energy bulbs.

If you would like police to visit to offer a crime prevention survey and advise you on how your locks can be improved please contact your local Safer Neighbourhoods Team.

Anyone who may have information about these offences should contact Haringey Burglary Squad on 020 8345 0889.

Alternatively, if you wish to remain anonymous, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.



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