Neighbourhood Update from the London Metropolitan Police – April 2023

Author: London Metropolitan Police


Update on Spitalfields & Banglatown Ward

Your Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT): PS Alvaro Aracena-Fuentes, PC Grinsted, PC Leader, PC Dunn, PC Ali Asghari And PCSO Mahabir.

You can view the number of crimes that has occurred in your ward by visiting

Tackling drug supply and linked violence remains a priority with Op Continuum, a Hackney and Tower Hamlets operation to tackle drug supply. Increased visibility of police was commonly noted by residents. We have responded to this and the majority of time will patrol in full uniform.

Your Dedicated Ward Officers conduct regular highly visible patrols across the ward to deter and disrupt criminal activity and Anti-Social Behaviour. They hold regular crime prevention events, public contact sessions and community meetings to hear about the issues that matter most to you. They also carry out proactive police work to deter, disrupt, and detect crime.

Whitechapel Station – Partnership British Transport Police (BTP), Police Dogs and SNT conduct an operation to locate persons with drugs and weapons at the Whitechapel Underground Station. Over 15 Stop and Searches were conducted where drugs and offensive weapons were found. An arrest was made which lead to a charge and remand and appearance at High-bury Magistrates Court.