Rise in gang-related activity in Waltham Forest over past month

Speaking Out: Borough commander Mark Collins on gangs in Waltham Forest

Speaking Out: Borough commander Mark Collins on gangs in Waltham Forest

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Waltham Forest police borough commander Mark Collins of is speaking out on gangs in the borough. 

Chief Superintendent Collins said there had been an increase in gang-related activity including serious youth violence across the borough since a gangs taskforce-led operation targeting a south Leytonstone gang in late April. 

Through police work with the council and charities on the 'Enough is Enough' programme and enforcement-led operations, there has been a 57 per cent reduction in gang-related activity.  

Chf Supt Collins said the local branch was in line to see a reduction in robberies and burglaries for the fourth consecutive year.

 

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12:00pm Sat 2 Aug 14

Villagecranberry says...

Once again the Police Chief hedges his bets and talks in riddles.

Admits gang crime gone up then mangles and massages the facts so that there is a 'crime reduction' and he wants all the credit for it.

The truth of the matter is that there are never any police around when it matters, namely gone midnight when the feral thieves loiter around the streets making them places where the public fear to tread. They are so scared of causing backlash by these gangs that they have abandoned the streets to them and expect the public to believe their gobbledygook crime analysis which is more flawed than the immigration statistics mooted by Labour when they opened our borders to anyone.
Once again the Police Chief hedges his bets and talks in riddles. Admits gang crime gone up then mangles and massages the facts so that there is a 'crime reduction' and he wants all the credit for it. The truth of the matter is that there are never any police around when it matters, namely gone midnight when the feral thieves loiter around the streets making them places where the public fear to tread. They are so scared of causing backlash by these gangs that they have abandoned the streets to them and expect the public to believe their gobbledygook crime analysis which is more flawed than the immigration statistics mooted by Labour when they opened our borders to anyone. Villagecranberry
  • Score: -3

3:28pm Sat 2 Aug 14

DaveInTheForest says...

Villagecranberry wrote:
Once again the Police Chief hedges his bets and talks in riddles.

Admits gang crime gone up then mangles and massages the facts so that there is a 'crime reduction' and he wants all the credit for it.

The truth of the matter is that there are never any police around when it matters, namely gone midnight when the feral thieves loiter around the streets making them places where the public fear to tread. They are so scared of causing backlash by these gangs that they have abandoned the streets to them and expect the public to believe their gobbledygook crime analysis which is more flawed than the immigration statistics mooted by Labour when they opened our borders to anyone.
You are right. I understand from a friend in the force that, for example, the rozzers have been told to not arrest anyone on the Broadwater Farm Estate for fear of provoking the local yooths to more rioting. They have quietly retreated leaving the place in the hands of the gangs. With cuts to the police, more of this will happen, and especially in the areas this muppet is talking about. He is talking rubbish and he knows it.
[quote][p][bold]Villagecranberry[/bold] wrote: Once again the Police Chief hedges his bets and talks in riddles. Admits gang crime gone up then mangles and massages the facts so that there is a 'crime reduction' and he wants all the credit for it. The truth of the matter is that there are never any police around when it matters, namely gone midnight when the feral thieves loiter around the streets making them places where the public fear to tread. They are so scared of causing backlash by these gangs that they have abandoned the streets to them and expect the public to believe their gobbledygook crime analysis which is more flawed than the immigration statistics mooted by Labour when they opened our borders to anyone.[/p][/quote]You are right. I understand from a friend in the force that, for example, the rozzers have been told to not arrest anyone on the Broadwater Farm Estate for fear of provoking the local yooths to more rioting. They have quietly retreated leaving the place in the hands of the gangs. With cuts to the police, more of this will happen, and especially in the areas this muppet is talking about. He is talking rubbish and he knows it. DaveInTheForest
  • Score: 1

9:49am Sun 3 Aug 14

SpursSupporter1 says...

With the greatest of respect Mr.Collins your talking utter rubbish the streets are in the hands of the criminals and you know it
With the greatest of respect Mr.Collins your talking utter rubbish the streets are in the hands of the criminals and you know it SpursSupporter1
  • Score: 5

8:13pm Sun 3 Aug 14

its me!!! says...

Really???
And what does this chap know???
I live in what would seem to be quite a nice part of walthamstow but believe me after dark the local gang rule!!!
the MP for our area was big just before the local elections but strangely is now no where to be seen...
Police???? what police????
The police came out in force when a girl was raped.. but now nothing and the locals, well they still roam large..
Please forgive me for being slightly disgruntled, but this is happening outside my front door literally...
Really??? And what does this chap know??? I live in what would seem to be quite a nice part of walthamstow but believe me after dark the local gang rule!!! the MP for our area was big just before the local elections but strangely is now no where to be seen... Police???? what police???? The police came out in force when a girl was raped.. but now nothing and the locals, well they still roam large.. Please forgive me for being slightly disgruntled, but this is happening outside my front door literally... its me!!!
  • Score: 8

9:31pm Sun 3 Aug 14

Villagecranberry says...

its me!!! wrote:
Really???
And what does this chap know???
I live in what would seem to be quite a nice part of walthamstow but believe me after dark the local gang rule!!!
the MP for our area was big just before the local elections but strangely is now no where to be seen...
Police???? what police????
The police came out in force when a girl was raped.. but now nothing and the locals, well they still roam large..
Please forgive me for being slightly disgruntled, but this is happening outside my front door literally...
Yes you are completely right. We used to have a Police Force that prevented crime taking place, now we have a reactionary Police 'Service' that not only fails to serve but is hardly seen and has abandoned the streets for the Ferals and Drug Dealers to rule.
[quote][p][bold]its me!!![/bold] wrote: Really??? And what does this chap know??? I live in what would seem to be quite a nice part of walthamstow but believe me after dark the local gang rule!!! the MP for our area was big just before the local elections but strangely is now no where to be seen... Police???? what police???? The police came out in force when a girl was raped.. but now nothing and the locals, well they still roam large.. Please forgive me for being slightly disgruntled, but this is happening outside my front door literally...[/p][/quote]Yes you are completely right. We used to have a Police Force that prevented crime taking place, now we have a reactionary Police 'Service' that not only fails to serve but is hardly seen and has abandoned the streets for the Ferals and Drug Dealers to rule. Villagecranberry
  • Score: -3

11:55pm Sun 3 Aug 14

SpursSupporter1 says...

Villagecranberry wrote:
its me!!! wrote:
Really???
And what does this chap know???
I live in what would seem to be quite a nice part of walthamstow but believe me after dark the local gang rule!!!
the MP for our area was big just before the local elections but strangely is now no where to be seen...
Police???? what police????
The police came out in force when a girl was raped.. but now nothing and the locals, well they still roam large..
Please forgive me for being slightly disgruntled, but this is happening outside my front door literally...
Yes you are completely right. We used to have a Police Force that prevented crime taking place, now we have a reactionary Police 'Service' that not only fails to serve but is hardly seen and has abandoned the streets for the Ferals and Drug Dealers to rule.
Totally Agree Come On Put The Officers Back Out On The Streets
[quote][p][bold]Villagecranberry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]its me!!![/bold] wrote: Really??? And what does this chap know??? I live in what would seem to be quite a nice part of walthamstow but believe me after dark the local gang rule!!! the MP for our area was big just before the local elections but strangely is now no where to be seen... Police???? what police???? The police came out in force when a girl was raped.. but now nothing and the locals, well they still roam large.. Please forgive me for being slightly disgruntled, but this is happening outside my front door literally...[/p][/quote]Yes you are completely right. We used to have a Police Force that prevented crime taking place, now we have a reactionary Police 'Service' that not only fails to serve but is hardly seen and has abandoned the streets for the Ferals and Drug Dealers to rule.[/p][/quote]Totally Agree Come On Put The Officers Back Out On The Streets SpursSupporter1
  • Score: 2

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