David Tennant's Family Become Victims Of Local Crime Wave

Actor's wife blames closure of police station for two attacks in past year

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The family of Chiswick-based actor David Tennant and his wife have been the victims of crime twice in the past twelve months.

The most recent attack was this week when, the actor's wife Georgia Tennant, said a family member was assaulted and mugged and hinted that the closure of the police station may have been a contributing factor.

In a tweet, in which she tagged local MP Ruth Cadbury, she said it was the second time in the last year that they had been hit by this kind of offence.

phone being snatched Generic image of a typical phone snatch

"Yesterday evening a member of my family was assaulted and mugged for the second time in a year. Might be an idea to not close the local police station. Just a thought. "

Ruth Cadbury responded: "So sorry to hear this hope they and you are okay.

"As MPs we're hearing this from constituents more often . Unsurprisingly with ever fewer police per head of population. Happy to respond in more detail update you on what's happening locally."


She also tagged the Mayor, the police, 10 Downing Street and Hounslow Council.

Crime in the Chiswick area has risen sharply following the closure of the local police station but the Met have argued that the increase is not related and is part of a general trend across London.

The latest data for crime in the Chiswick area shows that the police have had some success in reversing the sharp increase in offences seen earlier in the year.

The W4 area had seen significant rises in robberies and knife crime which were variously blamed on displacement from other areas and the closure of the front desk at Chiswick police station.

Police revealed that two prolific drug dealers were also arrested and convicted.

However the situation relating to muggings, particularly of young people for their phones, remains unclear with anecdotal evidence from parents that it is still continuing.

Local shops are also seeing a spate of what appear 'smash and grab' attempts with Greggs and a Cancer Research shop having their front windows smashed in.

June 28, 2019

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