Newham Police win gold for tackling ‘cuckooed’ properties in the borough
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Newham Police scooped a gold medal at a City Hall awards ceremony last night for their work dealing with ‘cuckooed’ properties.
These are properties which generate a significant amount of anti-social behaviour and crime.
Operation California, which took place last year, saw over 60 non-residents removed from 22 problem properties by issuing court orders demanding people leave, with a 96 per cent success rate.
This saw Newham jointly awarded the gold medal, along with Enfield.
The awards recognise effective policing against recurring crimes, disorder or public safety problems.
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Assistant commissioner Martin Hewitt, who awarded the medals, said: “There has never been a time when effective and proactive crime prevention has been more important. With crime demands rising and changing, we need to be doing everything we can to reduce opportunities for criminals.
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