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Suspect arrested in Harrow Town Centre during ‘Operation Nightingale’

During a joint operation in Harrow Town Centre, Greenhill Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) and Harrow on the Hill SNT successfully arrested a male suspect on Thursday, 30th May.

The suspect was wanted for public order offences and multiple Road Traffic Act violations, including driving without a valid license, driving without insurance, and failing to stop for police.

The arrest took place during foot patrols as part of ‘Operation Nightingale,’ a Home Office-funded initiative aimed at reducing violence in London. A PCSO identified the suspect, maintained surveillance, and effectively communicated with other officers to ensure the arrest.

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The suspect was arrested on Station Road, Harrow. Upon arrest, they admitted to the offences and have since been bailed and charged with the driving-related offences. A youth offending referral has been made for the public order offences.

Operation Nightingale targets high-crime areas using the Scanning Analysis Response Assessment (SARA) model. This approach, called Problem-Oriented Policing (POP), creates and implements crime-reduction plans based on research and crime trends. These plans are executed with the help of various agencies to improve public safety and address community concerns.

The main goals of Operation Nightingale are to combat violence against women, robbery, and general violence.

Police in Harrow Town Centre have also been vigilant against the illegal use of e-scooters and e-bikes in the town centre, adopting a zero-tolerance policy due to the recent surge in mobile phone thefts.

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