Monday, 8 July 2019

Brent Council statement on the weekend's fatal incidents in Wembley

A message from Cllr Tom Miller, Lead Member for Community Safety at Brent Council

The fatal incidents we saw in Wembley over the weekend are truly shocking and our sympathies go to the victims and their loved ones.

While the full details are still emerging, I know that many of us will be alarmed by the violence which is sadly not unique to our borough. Despite these terrible incidents, it’s important to recognise that violent crime has been falling in Brent with 13% fewer serious violent offences compared to the previous year. The council’s community safety team is working closely with the Police and I would like to reassure residents that there will be more Police officers on our streets over the coming days to make sure that those responsible are brought to justice.

Anyone with information about what happened should contact the Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Please don’t assume that somebody else has reported it.

No comments: