Thousands turn out for Jewish police fun day in Stamford Hill
- 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.
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.”
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.”