be referring to.
"Yesterday we put an enormous amount of extra patrols on the streets of Hammersmith and Fulham. To name but a few this included Community Support Officers, Safer Transport Officers and officers from the CID, Crime Squad, Drug Squad, Intelligence Unit, Football Officers etc etc. We were also supported by a number of Specials who came in in their own time to support us and I would like to publicly thank them for their support. You will probably have seen officers in plain clothes with hi-visibility baseball caps these are your Borough Detectives.
The police presence on the streets of Hammersmith and Fulham yesterday was very impressive. Several groups came into the Borough but were immediately stopped with many also being searched. I am also pleased to say that we charged 10 individuals last night with violent disorder and some other with other offences from Monday. They will be before the courts this morning.
I would like to use this opportunity to raise a note of caution around some of the social media that is circulating at the moment. There is some information being put out by people which is untrue and unhelpful. I have been shocked by how wide this information circulates and I cannot understand why people find it necessary to put out such factually incorrect information that will achieve nothing except make local communities fearful. Please can you use your influence to try and bring this under control locally.
Myself and Lyn Carpenter, who is a Director from the Local Authority, met with a number of people from a variety of Businesses across the Borough yesterday. We gave out a handy sheet around how to make premises safe. I have attached it to this message. I also met with some members of the community yesterday who gave me a good understanding of local feeling. Can I also say a huge thank you to those of you have written in with your support and comments it has been overwhelming and a very humbling experience. I am providing this feedback to my officers. The feedback has been really useful in framing the policing plan for the Borough.
We will continue to have a strong presence across Hammersmith and Fulham today and into this evening. We will ensure that officers are in the right place at the right time to have maximum effect. You will see local community officers on patrols please talk with them and let them know of your concerns and feelings.
I thought it may be helpful for you to view the following link which demonstrates the joint firm approach by the police and Local Authority. http://www.lbhf.gov.uk/Directory/News/London_disorder_local_update.asp
Like you, I remain proud of my officers and staff. Their commitment has been tremendous. Your local officers feel passionate about Hammersmith and Fulham and want to maintain your safety and ensure that the Borough remains a great place to live, work and socialise".
The London Wide Picture
776 - total number of arrests since Saturday
81 - arrests over night (since 21:00 hrs on Tuesday 9th August)
216 - total number of charges since Saturday
109 - total number of cases heard at court
40 of those remanded in custody
"I remain saddened by people who remain intent on causing harm and devastation to their own communities and putting residents in fear. If you have any information/intelligence however small then please contact police.
It remains my intention to ensure that we work with you and the Local Authority to keep local communities safe".
Chief Superintendent Lucy D'Orsi Hammersmith & Fulham Borough Commander