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Pensioners have their say on crime

PUBLISHED: 17:02 08 December 2008 | UPDATED: 09:54 11 August 2010

A GROUP of pensioners were given a chance to get some things off their chests over a cup of tea last week. A coffee afternoon was held at Kilsby Walk Sheltered Accommodation off Rugby Road, Dagenham, to discuss the thorny issue of anti-social behaviour. B

A GROUP of pensioners were given a chance to get some things off their chests over a cup of tea last week.

A coffee afternoon was held at Kilsby Walk Sheltered Accommodation off Rugby Road, Dagenham, to discuss the thorny issue of anti-social behaviour.

Barking MP, Margaret Hodge, Mayesbrook Cllr Dee Hunt, and council anti-social behaviour officer, Lisa Oladipo were all on hand to listen to their views.

PC Craig Stevens and PCSO Saviya Haynes were also there from the Mayesbrook Safer Neighbourhood Team.

One of the issues raised was the problem of groups of youths hanging around outside Becontree Station in Gale Street.

Some of the residents found them intimidating because of their use of foul language.


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