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Tougher police patrols in Newham for Pakistan independence celebrations

12:41 01 August 2014

Archant

Police will be carrying out “enhanced patrols” to make sure celebrations of Pakistan’s independence day next week remain peaceful.

Newham police have announced they will work with local Muslims to prevent the “congestion and disruption” caused by some revellers in previous years.

August 14 will mark 67 years since Pakistan became independent from British rule in 1947.

A spokesperson for Newham Police said: “In previous years some congestion and disruption has been caused by a small minority of individuals.

“As a precaution Newham Police will again be taking a low tolerance approach to any criminal or disorderly behaviour identified during the day.”

Police said this may include prosecuting drivers and seizure of vehicles for “inconsiderate, anti-social or illegal driving”.

Chief Inspector Sean McDermid, of Newham Police, added: “We are pleased to be working closely with the local Muslim community and other key stakeholders in order to discourage any criminal or anti-social behaviour that may have a negative impact on this event.

“We want to ensure that everyone celebrating is able to enjoy their day.”

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