Police Launch Major Internal Review

Following "failure in service" in responding to emergency calls

The Police in Chiswick

Local police have launched an internal review following a "major failure of service". The review was prompted by complaints over police response in the case of the "unexplained" death of Chiswick man Sean Keohane.

Chief Superindent David Bilson told ChiswickW4.com "A resident called for emergency help 'about a drunk' and in the demands of a busy night, they did not get the response they should have done."

He continued "I have received a number of comments about the reliability of our service and therefore have commenced a major review of our operation's resilience, strength and efficiency.

"Also officers' response, controls within our communications room and our central command complex which is currently located in Lambeth."

"The homicide team in serious crime directive is continuing their investigations however it is looking less and less likely that he [Sean Keohane] was a victim of crime."

Police have renewed their appeal for witnesses and information regarding the death of Sean Keohane in Chiswick on Saturday 8th September.

Sean Keohane was a well known member of the Chiswick community particularly amongst the parishioners of Our Lady of Grace & St Edwards where he was the organist for many years.

Officers are appealing to anyone who knew Sean Keohane or could assist them in piecing together his movements to call the Incident Room at Hendon on 020 8358 0400 or if you wish to remain anonymous call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

September 26, 2007