Stolen Bikes (3)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2009-11-18
Session date: 
November 18, 2009
Reference: 
2009/3581
Question By: 
Andrew Boff
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Could the Operation Support Unit made up of Special Constables be utilised on occasions to drive away those wanting to sell and those wishing to buy stolen bikes on Brick Lane?

Answer

Answer for Stolen Bikes (3)

Answer for Stolen Bikes (3)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The Metropolitan Police Service at Tower Hamlets is currently restructuring its Special Constable capacity and is looking to increase the number of Special Constables from 70 to 200. Part of these new officers' roles will be to support those who are already undertaking patrols and providing a presence in Brick Lane (the borough's identified town centre area). Coupled with ongoing partnership operations with the local authority, the borough will continue to target those involved in the illicit sale of stolen bicycles in the area.