Car Crime Hot Spots Targeted

Acton to benefit from new initiative to tackle crime

In the fight against ever-increasing car crime across the borough, Ealing Council is funding a 3-month scheme at a cost of £20,000.

Police, Council Workers and Transport for London will work together to target key car crime hotspots amongst which Acton has been named.

Leading this operation is Sergeant Sutinderjit Mahil, who vehemently believes the police will triumph in the fight against car crime with the help of high visibility policing - hotspots will be vigorously patrolled on a daily basis - and special operations.

Sergeant Mahil urged residents to take steps to prevent themselves becoming victims of car crime by not to leave any valuables on view in their cars and parking in well-lit areas.

Last year 5,925 cars were broken into across the borough, and Ealing Police hope to reach their target of reducing car crime by 10% by the end of March by using this latest initiative. Sgt Mahil stated that, "Our target is 147 offences per week. At the moment we are receiving 27 allegations of vehicle crime per day."

This latest initiative forms part of Ealing Police's Parksmart campaign, which was launched at the end of last year to fight car crime.