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Borough commander to meet with residents after months of moped muggings

PUBLISHED: 14:47 08 September 2017 | UPDATED: 14:57 08 September 2017

The borough commander will talk to concerned residents after a spate of moped related crime in the area Picture: MPS

The borough commander will talk to concerned residents after a spate of moped related crime in the area Picture: MPS

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Months of moped crime and muggings in Camden and Haringey has reached breaking point, with the local borough commander agreeing to meet concerned residents at a meeting on September 14.

An increased number of people have reported being victims to these gangs including in Crouch End, Muswell Hill, Hampstead, and Belsize Park. Many have taken to social media to warn others because they feel the police will not be able to help them.

But now Catherine Roper, borough commander for Camden and Islington, has invited residents to share their stories and provide reassurance in a community meeting at St Stephens on Rosslyn Hill at 7pm.

The meeting has been organised by Camden Conservatives leader Claire-Louis Leyland.

“We need explained how moped muggings will be controlled. We need to hear about this pathfinder model which will make us all understand how the police’s approach in Camden will differ to that across London,” Ms Leyland said..

Robert Stephenson-Padron, managing director at Penrose Care, said that the recent spate is affecting the social care of his clients.

In a letter to Hampstead and Kilburn MP Tulip Siddiq, Mr Stephenson-Padron said that these moped-mounted crimes are an everyday horror and are disrupting social care service he provides, because it is making his colleagues worried and stressed.

He wrote: “On August 7 in NW5, one of my home care workers leaving a client almost had her phone stolen by a moped gang but thankfully they were not successful as my brave colleague fought them away.

“Then on September 2nd one of my other home care colleagues witnessed an assault and robbery by the moped gang on Belsize Park Gardens. She came to his aid and called the police for him.

“Community health and social care cannot operate without safe streets and walkways.”

Mr Stephenson-Padron was a victim himself on September 3, when he was robbed of his mobile phone on Haverstock Hill.

He has said he has spoken to the police but they have told him they are “essentially helpless in cracking down on moped-mounted crimes because they are not allowed to pursue these criminals due to potential liability from injuring the assailants.”

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