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YOUTH CRIME: Drug and violent crimes committed by under-18s in Pinner revealed 

 Published on: 6th May 2021   |   By: Lizzie Ellis   |   Category: Uncategorized

The number and types of serious crimes committed by under-18s in the town in the last year have been revealed in new data obtained by PinnerNews.

The Freedom of Information Request (FOI) submitted to The Metropolitan Police (Met) showed that between March 2020 and March 2021, three major offences were committed where the perpetrator was under-18 in Pinner.

The most recent was in March 2021, where a 16-year-old committed a drug offence. In November 2020, two young people aged 15 committed violence against a person.

Officers across the country have ramped up activity to tackle knife crime over the last month, with Met Police focusing on tackling youth crime in the capital. 

A spokesperson from Metropolitan Police told PinnerNews: “Alongside enforcement, officers will be talking with young people in schools and other youth premises, offering details of available support services, diversionary options and valuable information to highlight the life-changing consequences of carrying a knife. 

“In addition, businesses will be approached in efforts to educate and ensure they are not selling knives irresponsibly to young people.”

The FOI on youth crime also revealed that in the same 12-month period, three-drug offences were committed in the neighbouring borough of Northwood and in Stanmore Park there were three robbery crimes and one possession of a weapon committed by a young person aged-14.

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