Brent Neighbourhood Watch launches new initiative to stamp out Christmas burglaries

Brent Neighbourhood Watch at McDonalds

Brent Neighbourhood Watch at McDonalds - Credit: Archant

Burglars beware – a successful event to celebrate the launch of a new watch in Brent and to remind residents to stay vigilant during the festive period has just taken place.

Brent Neighbourhood Watch with attendees

Brent Neighbourhood Watch with attendees - Credit: Archant

Brent Neighbourhood Watch (BNW) team were joined by Cllr Roaxnne Mashari, Brent Police Cadets, Forest Youth football Club and local residents at the event which was held at McDonalds in Blackbird Hill, Neasden.

Organised in partnership Welsh Harp Neighbourhoods Police Team, the even hosted fun workshops and activities to promote how best to keep safe and provide anti-burglary tips.

The fight to eradicate crime from the borough was supported by IKEA in Brent Park, Nandos and McDonalds, which provided food and vouchers to attendees.

Burglary in the borough has dropped by 10 per cent but BNW is urging resident not to give thieves an opportunity by securing their homes and beware of pickpockets when shopping.

Mark Bennet, BNW chairman, said: “During the festive period when most of us are swopping presents with each other, the last thing we need to do is to advertise these to criminals who may see empty boxes outside next to the bin of new TVs or the latest IT equipment.”

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