Crime and Policing

Local police are asking people to look out for a silver VW Transporter van with Irish number plates - 142CW707. This is used by men operating a roof repairs scam - accepting their offer to 'repair' your roof may eventually cost you thousands of pounds.

Police are appealing for information to identity four suspects involved in a robbery and car-jacking on Saturday 18th July in Broomfield Avenue. A black Audi with four men inside was involved in this and other incidents that same day where vehicles were followed and drivers threatened and intimidated in the Barnet and Enfield area.

This month's edition of Safer Neighbourhoods News for Palmers Green ward is now available.

Detectives investigating an assault in Bowes Road, N11 at 13:30hrs on Friday, 26 June, which has left a man in a critical condition, are appealing for witnesses to come forward.

On 8th July a large police contingent used an armoured truck to break into a fortified site at Crews Hill. Three men are in custody, charged with modern slavery offences, and 11 adult victims are being cared for. A report on the Metropolitan Police website describes how to spot signs of possible modern slavery.

Scams Awareness 2020 finished last week, but the advice handed out during the campaign is useful all year round.

This month's editions of Safer Neighbourhoods News for Palmers Green and Winchmore Hill ward are now available.

In response to a complaint from the Friends of the Lakes Estate Conservation Area about unauthorised tree surgery, an Enfield council officer has written warning against scams operated by rogue tree surgeons - in this case, by a firm called Acacia Tree Surgery.

Four people from Palmers Green have been charged with forced labour offences following an investigation by the Met's Modern Slavery and Child Exploitation unit.

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The May edition of Safer Neighbourhoods News for Palmers Green ward is now available.