Drugs Sweep in Upminster Town Centre
Councillor Gillian Ford recently joined a Havering council officer and the Police for a drugs sweep in Upminster, as part of a bigger focus in reducing crime and anti-social behaviour.
Starting at Upminster Station, the team walked along Station Road, towards Bell corner with a sniffer dog. The dog was very well controlled and was encouraged to approach all people along the route. Walking at a very fast pace, the dog was incredibly efficient at checking groups of people for drugs, and I am pleased to say that on this occasion there was no evidence of drugs.
The one success of the day was the removal of a ‘dangerous dog’ from the streets, a Pit-bull Terrier.
There will be further targeted police activities over the coming months.
Councillor Gillian Ford