The Gangs of Chiswick

Groups of teenagers have ‘disproportionate impact on fear of crime’

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The Police in Chiswick

Police have revealed that members of a notorious gang behind the murder of a teenager in Hammersmith are also are responsible for a number of crimes in Chiswick.

The MDP, five of whom were convicted of the murder of Kodjo Yenga earlier this year, and DSK are amongst a number of gangs operating in W4.

However, the Chief Superintendent David Bilson doesn't believe that they are not a significant problem in Chiswick. He told the Chronicle, "Gangs are responsible for a small percentage of overall crime within the borough but they have a disproportionate impact on fear of crime because of the violence they bring."

Following the success of their first live forum discussion session, Chiswick's Safer Neighbourhood Teams will be back on forum on 26th November from 7.00pm.

All residents are invited to raise concerns and take part in the discussion.

November 21, 2008