Newham Council is reassuring the community after a spate of separate incidents in the borough that have caused concern.
The past week there have been two fatalities and a serious assault. These have caused concern within the community about safety. In response, the council is offering reassurance that all is being done to offer support, help and with the police’s assistance providing increased activity in the areas concerned.
Newham Council Chief Executive Althea Loderick said: These are tragic events that have affected many in our communities. Our condolences go out to those whose lives have been impacted by these tragic events. However, we want to reassure our residents that we take these events seriously and it is our priority to make sure everyone feels safe.
“To enable this, we have been in contact and provided support to our schools, liaised with community leaders so they are aware of the situation and doing all they can help those affected. In addition, we have liaised with the police in ensuring there is an increased presence to help reassure people.
“Our teams are doing everything they can within the community to provide support and help. We will continue to monitor the situation, liaise with partners and our communities so that confidence runs high that Newham is a place where people can feel safe.”
Anyone with information on either of these incidents is urged to call the police on 101 or tweet @MetCC Alternatively, you can provide information anonymously via the independent charity Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111.