Hounslow Council welcomes £15m cash injection to combat knife crime

Hounslow Council has welcomed the announcement from the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, this week that an extra £15million has been allocated in his budget for next year to boost police resources

Published: Friday, 19th January 2018

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Hounslow Council has welcomed the announcement from the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, this week that an extra £15million has been allocated in his budget for next year to boost police resources and help tackle knife crime.

The £15million is part of a new £49million pot of funding that will be made available to the Metropolitan Police.

Councillor Hanif Khan, Cabinet Member for Community Protection and Enforcement, Hounslow Council said:

“We’re very pleased to learn that the Mayor of London has increased the provision for the Metropolitan Police. This, together with the additional 10 police officers the Council has committed to funding will help increase police presence in the borough.

As a measure to help combat knife crime, the use of stop and search is increasing in Hounslow and results are already being seen as 11 individuals who were identified as regularly carrying knives have been brought to justice so far.

There is more to be done and we will continue to work closely with the Met Police and other partners to ensure Hounslow is a safe place to live, work, go to school and visit.” 

 

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