A DIY policing scheme announced on the back of a £1.4bn cuts bombshell has been backed by Boris Johnson – who has even vowed to take part.
Street Watch, which involves locals patrolling their neighbourhood in hi-vis jackets and reporting to police, will be launched in Cranham and Upminster on May 2.
Residents of those areas will be the first in London to trial the project, which is the brainchild of Cranham officers Pc Belinda Goodwin and Sgt Ken McNish.
Initial patrols will be for a few hours a month. If successful, Street Watch could expand to other areas of Havering and beyond.
Source: Romford Recorder