Police Crackdown on Anti-Social Activity on The Mount

Zero tolerance approach to problems caused by alcohol

A crackdown on street drinkers and anti-social behaviour in Acton centre and around the Mount has resulted in 9 arrests.

The police operation - led by Acting Sergeant Amar Mushtaq - and codenamed 'Operation Hawk' took place on 29th May.

Throughout the day there was a large high-visibility presence in the area and cadets carried out test purchases at local off-licences, and shopkeepers were tackled for selling alcohol outside the terms of their licence.

Additionally, plain-clothes police officers were deployed to deal with drugs activity in the area.

As a result of the initiative five people were arrested for contraventions under the Violent Crime Reduction Act.

Four people were arrested for possession of large quantities of class A and B drugs and possession of an offensive weapon.

The Police cadets’ activities led to two retailers being issued with Penalty Notices for supplying alcohol to under 18’s.

Additionally a total of 15 individuals were dispersed in relation to street drinking.

Police say in order to continue the Ward’s success in tackling the issue, the team is adopting a zero-tolerance approach to alcohol related Anti Social Behaviour, renewing links with partnership organisations to help provide long-term results.

The team are also in the process of implementing a dispersal zone on the ward, to cover the traditionally more problematic summer months.


June 6th 2012



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