Clapham Common Policing News – September 2015

This is the Abbeville Road and Clapham Common Ward Policing News Update for September 2015. To keep up-to-date with the latest news and developments you can also follow us on Twitter @MPSClaphamCom.

Acting Sergeant Dowman left the team in early September to take up his new role, on promotion, serving the residents of Parsons Green and Sands End in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. Sergeant Dowman leaves a legacy of reduced crime following several years of pro-active work to tackle theft from motor vehicle and burglary in the Clapham and Brixton area. The team wishes him well.

A man was convicted of possession with intent to supply heroin in Clapham following a trial at Inner London Crown Court in September. Once the man has been sentenced a further update will follow.

Patrols of the Ward sought to focus on burglary hotspots and along the way PC Brown was able to recover a stolen moped that had been hidden off the street in Clarence Avenue, SW4. Patrols were also carried out on both the Oaklands Estate and the Notre Dame Estate.

The Ward Panel Meeting was held at Lambeth Academy on Tuesday 22 September 2015 providing residents with an opportunity to find out more about our work in the area and to hold us to account. The next Ward Panel date will be circulated in due course.

We hope that this update demonstrates our continued commitment to tackling crime, illegal drugs and anti-social behaviour wherever it exists in the Abbeville Road area and Clapham Common Ward. We continue regular patrols of stairwells, communal areas and open spaces. We appreciate the continued support of our residents and would ask any information regarding crime be provided in the usual fashion and by Crimestoppers if you prefer to do so anonymously (0800 555 111).

If you’d like to receive news updates via email you can sign up to Neighbourhood Link or email the team at and request to be added to the Ward Panel Newsletter. If you feel we have missed something out or would like us to address a particular issue, please do get in touch.

About the Author

PC Rory Geoghegan
I was the Dedicated Ward Officer for Clapham Common Ward in the London Borough of Lambeth until May 2016. I’m a former strategy consultant and criminal justice researcher. As a Dedicated Ward Officer I was something of a foot and cycle patrol fanatic! All views expressed are/were personal opinions and the usual disclaimers apply.

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