A public reassurance meeting about safety in Wapping Woods will be held on Tuesday 8th January at 7pm in St George’s Town Hall in Cable Street, Shadwell.
SNT Inspector, Steve Cook will chair the meeting which will be attended by the Police Borough Commander, Chief Superintendent, Dave Stringer and the Head of Tower Hamlets Community Safety, Andy Bamber.
Cllr Denise Jones, who helped arranged the meeting, to brief residents, answer questions and to listen to any suggestions from residents on safety in the park will also be attending.
The meeting with police has been called following two violent stabbings in Wapping Woods of lone women on 4th and 29th December 2012 [view post] and a number of muggings during recent years.
Sijil Miah, aged 32 from Shadwell has been charged with the two stabbings committed in December and appears in Westminster Magistrates Court today – charged with two counts of attempted murder and two counts of possession of a knife in a public place.
Please note that “it is not allowed to discuss the details of the specific attacks for which a man has been charged as that would prejudice court proceedings; however, there will be an opportunity for the community to question the police and council on general safety issues that this case has brought to the attention of the public.”
See details of the Public Reassurance Meeting on the Metropolitan Police website here.
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