Large Knife Found Near Gunnersbury Baptist Church

Local councillor calls for promised meeting on policing

The knife discovered by local resident near Gunnersbury Baptist Church


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A large knife has been found near a local church, as police continue their campaign of weapon sweeps in the area.

The weapon was handed into police by a vigilant resident, who spotted it in the area close to Gunnersbury Baptist Church.

Turnham Green Police thanked the resident for being vigilant.

Local councillor Ranjit Gill has called on the police to stick to their promise of a meeting on crime for September, which was made at the last meeting.

He said, "Home Office figures show a huge rise in the number of knife crime offences with a total of 43,516 recorded in the 12 months to March 2019. Seventeen teenagers have been murdered in London this year. Parents are warning their seven-year-old children about knife crime and parents of under-18s are worried that their children might become victims to it.

"With the above findings, I wonder why police from our local BCU (the Basic Command Unit that brings together policing in Ealing, Hillingdon and Hounslow) has reneged on its promise to return to Chiswick in September to report on progress made since our last public meeting and listen to the views of local residents.

"With the government promising to tackle crime, perhaps the new deputy borough commander (Gary Taylor has left) would call for a rethink and keep the promise made to Chiswick?"

September 7, 2019

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