Mugging in Wapping Wood

Meeting: 
MQT on 2013-06-19
Session date: 
June 19, 2013
Reference: 
2013/1995
Question By: 
John Biggs
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Following two serious incidents in the recent past, there was another mugging at knife point of a female jogger in Wapping Woods on Sunday 2nd June. Can you reassure me and my constituents that adequate police resources have been allocated to this investigation?

Answer

Answer for Mugging in Wapping Wood

Answer for Mugging in Wapping Wood

Answered By: 
The Mayor

On 1 and 2 June 2013, there were three robberies in the area of Wapping Wood where members of the public were threatened at knife point and robbed. These offences have been linked by the police. A local man has been arrested following these incidents and is currently on police bail until later this month with stringent conditions.

Allocation of resources for policing activity is a matter for the Commissioner and the MPS have confirmed that sufficient resources have been allocated by the Tower Hamlets Robbery Team to ensure that a thorough investigation is undertaken. The local Safer Neighbourhood Team and Partnership Task Force have been allocated to undertake additional reassurance patrols in the area.