New police patrol is making a difference
On the beat team has tackled drug crime and motorbike scramblers
NUISANCE motorcycle riders in Harefield could soon feel the long arm of the law.
A new team of five police officers for the Harefield, Ruislip, Ickenham and Northwood area is now on the beat.
The ‘high visibility’ team – which means it patrols the streets as a way of deterring criminals and reassuring the public – is funded by Hillingdon Council.
Inspector Rob Bryan of Hillingdon Police said: “The team have already achieved some formidable results in their first week and are already making a real difference to the local community.
“On their first day they arrested a man in possession of crack and heroin. In the days that followed further arrests were made in relation to drugs, immigration offences and being wanted on warrant.
“This team have also executed a drugs search warrant in Northwood which resulted in those two arrests for immigration offences.
“The message is clear: we intend to knock on the doors of many more suspected criminals in the near future.
“As a funded team, they are additional to the officers who already police the area.
“Their tasks are certainly under way and at present they are tackling the issue of nuisance motorbike scramblers in Harefield and other locations.”
If you have any information that might assist, please contact the team lead Sergeant Liam Moore on liam. firstname.lastname@example.org.
n HIGH VISIBILITY: New north area team (from left) PC Helen Low, Sergeant Liam Moore, PC James Archer and PC David Butler, another member, PC Tom McNeill, is not present