Winter burglaries tackled at summit led by Barking and Dagenham borough commander
PUBLISHED: 11:56 08 October 2014 | UPDATED: 11:56 08 October 2014
A police summit brought together senior officers to discuss tactics to curb the seasonal rise in burglaries.
Borough Commander for Barking and Dagenham, Chief Superintendent Andy Ewing, led the project, dubbed Operation Bumblebee.
Detective inspectors discussed what has and hasn’t worked well in their respective East End boroughs and formulated a plan of action to roll out to challenge burglary head on.
Offences in the region increased by almost a third between November last year and February this year.
Supt Ewing said: “Londoners become more vulnerable to burglars during the winter months. “Halloween, Eid, Diwali, firework night and the approach of Christmas all provide burglars with opportunities to steal local people’s treasured possessions.
“Our aim is to provide the community with the prevention information they need while making the best use of the policing resources available to us to fight acquisitive crime.”
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