High visibility policing means a famous Camden Town nightclub is no longer a robbery "hotspot".

Camden Council’s community safety and enforcement team, which works with the Metropolitan Police, is celebrating after new crime-fighting measures in Camden Town appeared to bring a fall in muggings, knife crime and violence.

A council report says higher visibility Town Centre Team officers, Emergency Response Policing Team support and its Community Safety and Enforcement Team has coincided with a decline in robbery and a levelling off in knife-enabled crime and violence with injury across Camden Town Centre.

Stop and search has also been linked to declines in knife-enabled crime.

The report said that one of the key hotspots driving robbery offending had been KOKO nightclub, in Camden High Street.

Camden Council reports that this is no longer a hotspot, and that large groups gathering to sell nitrous oxide - also known as laughing gas - canisters, who were also involved in robbery, are no longer present.

The Town Hall also cites the involvement of outreach services such as Routes off the Streets (RTS) and Operation Adder, set up to understanding the root causes of substance abuse, as helping the council address the “underlying issues” of homelessness and substance abuse.

Drug distribution has also been a target of the council, which is using covert patrols and leveraging local knowledge to take a "strategic" approach to enforcement, leading to "significant" arrests and seizures.

“By working together, the council, police and partner agencies can continue to make meaningful progress in enhancing community safety and well-being in Camden Town and its surrounding areas,” the report concludes.

A new working group was also introduced to combat unlicensed street trading, drug dealing, and busking, with a focus on “enhancing public safety and quality of life”.

The group consists of police, council departments such as licensing and community safety, Camden Town Security services and landowners such as the River Trust.