The spike in youth on youth robbery in the last few weeks continues. The use of force has increased and masks/balaclavas are now being used. Although the local Safer Neigbourhood Teams are doing their best in adjusting shifts etc – some wards are currnently under-strength and we have now learnt that, at this time, there are no designated school’s officers in any of the Dulwich wards.
Local MP Helen Hayes has met the local police Inspector to discuss the issue, and she will then be meeting local schools. She is also planning to attend the next meeting of the Dulwich Village Safer Neighbourhoods ward panel on 21 November, to update residents on this issue. Burglary & car crime also remain concerns.