Have-a-go warden nominated for bravery award

A NEIGHBOURHOOD warden who stood up to a gang of armed youths has been nominated for a national award for tackling anti-social behaviour.

A NEIGHBOURHOOD warden who stood up to a gang of armed youths has been nominated for a national award for tackling anti-social behaviour.

Francis Kabia, who works on the South Kilburn Estate, Kilburn, confronted the would-be thieves after they tried to steal a delivery of heaters for residents.

Despite pulling a knife on him Mr Kabia, who won a Housing Hero Award earlier in the year, stood his ground until they fled.

After the incident, in December of last year, he helped deliver the heaters to tenants.


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Mr Kabia has a record of good deeds having resolved noise issues, provided mediation between tenants, reduced graffiti and supported the elderly.

The winner will be announced at the Social Landlords Crime and Nuisance awards ceremony and dinner in Birmingham on November 2.

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Mr Kabia has been neighbourhood warden for Brent Housing Partnership since 2002.

Gerry Doherty, chief executive of BHP, said: “We are really proud of Francis for being shortlisted for this award. Francis is extremely dedicated and committed to protecting the community and reducing the fear and incidences of crime. His presence is a reassurance to all who live in the local area.

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