Thousands turn out for Jewish police fun day in Stamford Hill

Organisers from London Met and London NE Shomrim

Organisers from London Met and London NE Shomrim - Credit: London Met

About 6,000 people turned out for a day of fun and safety advice organised by Hackney’s orthodox Jewish neighbourhood watch scheme.

Organisers of the London Met Shomrim London NE

Organisers of the London Met Shomrim London NE - Credit: London Met

The event on Clapton Common was organised by Shomrim north East London, a Jewish community group in Stamford Hill, on Wednesday last week.

Police gave advice on crime prevention and cycling safety as well as joining in the fun.

Highlights of the day included a demonstration from the police’s Dog Support Unit who demonstrated how animals help gather evidence and a special appearance by the Met’s Air Support Unit who hovered low for the crowds.

Acting Insp Tony Roffey, from the Dog Support Unit, said: “It is great to get involved in community events such as this one and show our communities the true value of police dogs in our fight against crime.”

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Hackney Borough Commander, Chief Supt Simon Laurence, said: “I was delighted to be part of the day which exemplified partnership working and community engagement at its absolute best.”

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