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Local residents demand solution to anti-social behaviour.

Local residents have called for new measures to address anti-social behaviour in and around Jolly’s Green park in Poplar. The green is the site of many incidences of anti-social behaviour and criminal activity including the dealing of Class A and Class B drugs. This is of particular concern for residents due to the green’s proximity to Langdon Park School.

The petition was submitted by Redwan Shuhel alongside other concerned residents. According to Shuhel, the park is poorly served by CCTV and street lights.

Mayor of Tower Hamlets John Biggs thanked Shuhel for bringing the petition before the council meeting. Biggs said: “Statistics show relatively little reported crime in the area. We urge people to report illegal activity in the community so that we have an evidence base with which to combat it”.

Alex Mistlin

Wapping High Street traffic restrictions now in place

New traffic restrictions will be implemented on Wapping High St this morning to decrease air pollution caused by the rush hour rat-run. From the hours of 5.30am-10.30am and 4pm-7pm only buses and bicycles will be able to travel on Wapping High Street between the junctions of Sampson Street and Knighton Street.

Automatic number plate recognition cameras will enforce the new restrictions, as well as warning signs for motorists. Unlike similar proposals, the new restrictions do not include exemptions for taxis or residents as to do so would undermine the overall aims of the proposal.

Elle Magill

Man jailed for robbery and possession of a firearm

Nicolas Doyley, 44, plead guilty at Woolwich Crown Court for robbery and possession of a firearm.

With another man, Doyley robbed a shop on Lewisham Way armed with a firearm. The men stole £1,500 and two mobile phones from him. Doyley was sentenced to eight years for both offences and will serve the sentences concurrently.

Caitlin Griffith Otway

Man attacked at Bellingham Station

Officers from British Transport Police were on scene at Bellingham Station in Lewisham after an incident just before 6:30am on Friday morning.

According to the London Ambulance Service, an ambulance crew and a medic in a car were on scene where the man received treated before he was rushed to hospital.

Police are asking that anyone who witnessed the attack provide information by texting 61016 or calling 0800 40 50 40 and quoting reference 79 of 15/11/19

Celine Wadhera

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