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Petition launches for more police on the beat

Hornsey and Wood Green Labour Party launches a petition this weekend calling for more police on the beat.

The call, to the Home Secretary and Mayor of London, comes after increasing concern about crime in the area.

Figures show 2,000 fewer police officers across London since 2010, with Safer Neighbourhood Team numbers reduced and Muswell Hill police station closed and sold off.

Tottenham is now the only 24 hour police station in Haringey, while the promised police contact point in Muswell Hill is still to materialise.

The petition will be launched in Alexandra ward. Local Labour councillors Liz McShane and James Patterson said: "This is a grassroots campaign. We want the powers that be to hear the voices of local residents."

Said Labour’s MP candidate for Hornsey and Wood Green Catherine West: “The issues of crime and community safety come up again and again as I meet residents across the constituency.

“It’s clear that the savage cuts to policing since 2010, pushed through under local MP Lynne Featherstone’s watch in the Home Office, are compromising our safety and security.

“That’s why we are saying let’s get more police on the streets now.”

The petition will be going door to door over the coming weeks. 

Sign the petition here

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