Car theft up in Redbridge with fewer police on the streets

Recent Met Police reports reveal Redbridge is the worst in London for keyless car crime. This follows news that areas of Woodford Green have a higher than average rate of burglaries. This is all a growing sign of what will be Mayor Johnson's legacy for London. 


Further to the Met Police's London-wide "Operation Endeavour," statistics show that car crime is up 8% on last year in London. Most worryingly, Redbridge has the highest number of keyless car thefts of any borough in London, and almost double that of Waltham Forest at 602. The Met Police has issued a statement that this is most likely a result of organised crime. 

Bilal said, "sadly, while the Met Police do their best to keep our streets safe, Mayor Boris Johnson has made things so much worse by slashing the London Met Police budget by £600m in the past four years." 

This news of our cars not being safe on the streets comes days after Deputy Mayor of London Stephen Greenhalgh announces even more cuts to front line emergency services in the coming years. According to the Met Police, local councils could have to pay for more police officers in future. 

"With stories like these, it's no wonder that despite the cuts faced by boroughs, requests for more officers were at record levels. Mayor Johnson's legacy for the city will be a series of vanity projects, no substantial community cohesion after the London riots, a housing crisis and fewer police officers and higher crime. I'm relieved to know there are a number of superb Labour mayoral candidates who can and will fix this fine mess Mayor Johnson has gotten us into."

Bilal Mahmood is also in the process of contacting local police to hear more about what is being done in the local area to tackle these problems. 

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