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Council to use CCTV system to hunt thugs in cars high on laughing gas

Council to use CCTV system to hunt thugs in cars high on laughing gas

By on August 18, 2017 in ASB, Boy Racers, Crime & Policing with 0 Comments

The extensive CCTV system in Tower Hamlets is to be used to attack the double curse of thugs driving dangerously while under the influence of Nitrous Oxide, aka ‘laughing gas.’

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Want laughing gas for personal use? Then check out the adverts on Gumtree

Want laughing gas for personal use? Then check out the adverts on Gumtree

By on August 12, 2017 in ASB, Tower Hamlets with 1 Comment

Have you ever wondered how the people who dump all those shiny little canisters of laughing gas get their hands on them? Online at Gumtree seems to be the answer.

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Tower Hamlets police adopts cutting edge approach to knife crime

Tower Hamlets police adopts cutting edge approach to knife crime

By on August 12, 2017 in Crime & Policing with 0 Comments

Residents are being invited to join in searches for knives and other dangerous weapons hidden in public spaces.  The simple but effective approach involves officers knocking on residents doors when they are about to undertake a search and ask them if they would like to join in?Members of the public who volunteer to help out […]

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Police appeal for witnesses to hate crime attack in Weavers Fields

Police appeal for witnesses to hate crime attack in Weavers Fields

By on August 5, 2017 in Crime & Policing with 0 Comments

Tower Hamlets police are appealing for witnesses and information following an assault against at least two youths in Weavers Fields.The offence happened at about 17:00hrs on Tuesday, 25 July in in Weavers Fields, E2 when at least two youths in their early teens were assaulted by three men.The youths, who were left bruised and shocked after […]

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Delay in laughing gas crack down nothing to smile about

Delay in laughing gas crack down nothing to smile about

By on August 4, 2017 in ASB, Crime & Policing with 0 Comments

Tower Hamlets Council has finally started an attempt to tackle the plague of nitrous oxide (NO2) or laughing gas canisters that litter the borough.

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