Newham police win top award for fighting crime

Newham police’s licensing officers have received a Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) Award for beating crime and making a difference in the community.

The London-wide accolade was awarded to the Newham Police Proactive Licensing/Enforcement team after they closed down 60 brothels and cut serious crime in pubs and clubs by 60 percent.

Det Insp John Cushion said: “It’s great for us to be recognised in the MPS awards. We work in partnership with a number of national and local agencies to stamp out serious crime, exploitation and illegal immigration. When we closed down the brothels we recovered a number of weapons, including stun guns and tasers and helped deport the people involved.”

The winning team were Det Chief Insp Richard Tucker, Det Insp John Cushion, Det Sgt Robin Harman, Det Sgt Steve Faulkner, Det Con Karl Turton and Pc Georgina Black,.

They will attend the Jane’s Police Review Gala Awards with other winners later this year.