Over 80 police and council officers tackle night-time crime and antisocial behaviour in Shoreditch

Sgt Horton and Supt Rolston on foot patrol - Operation Lagana

Over 80 police and council officers have taken part in an operation over three weekends in Shoreditch to promote a safer night time economy and protect local residents from crime and antisocial behaviour. 

Operation Lagana is the biggest yet to be funded by the Late Night Levy, which is paid for by local late-night licensed venues to contribute towards policing and management of late night alcohol-related crime and disorder.

As well as funding location-based operations throughout the year, the Late Night Levy also funds additional policing and council activity to reduce crime and disorder across the borough. 

On the weekends of 28-29 September, 5-6 and 12-13 October, Operation Lagana saw 54 arrests made by police officers for a variety of offences, including possession of an offensive weapon, GBH, breach of dispersal orders and public order offences, and 51 fixed penalty notices issued by the Council for urination, illegal sales of nitrous oxide and littering.

The police and council also visited over 40 venues over the course of the weekends. 

The work in Shoreditch over recent weekends sends a strong signal that Police working with Hackney Council, local businesses and stakeholders are determined to tackle ASB and crime in and around the Night Time Economy in Shoreditch.
Supt Martin Rolston, Neighbourhoods lead for Central East BCU
Cllr Caroline Selman, Cabinet Member for Community Safety, Policy, and the Voluntary Sector
These operations in Shoreditch, where we’ve been working closely with the police and local businesses, are a great example of how the Late Night Levy is being used to make sure that everyone in Shoreditch - residents, people on their night out and local businesses - is protected from crime and antisocial behaviour.
Cllr Caroline Selman, Cabinet Member for Community Safety, Policy, and the Voluntary Sector

Operation Lagana will continue into the autumn and winter months.