Boris Johnson, Member of Parliament for Uxbridge and South Ruislip, met with Paul Martin, West Area BCU Commander, as part of a series of regular catch ups on crime in the borough and see if there any issues Boris could assist the department with.
Since Paul Martin became commander in June of 2018, knife crime in Hillingdon has fallen dramatically by 29.4%, equivalent to almost 35 fewer injuries. And since June, the "Parent Patrol" an initiative where parents are going out on the streets themselves to protect their children, has slowly decreased in necessity for the residents of Hillingdon. Boris discussed at length the rise of many young offenders in South Ruislip, particularly around the car park at Asda and on the Arla development and promised to provide any necessary assistance to the police.
Following the meeting with Commander Martin, Boris said: “It was wonderful to meet with Paul again to discuss the successes of the fine men and women under his command and evaluate future goals to ensure that Hillingdon remains a low crime borough. Over the last year we have seen a rapid decrease in Knife crime and I can assure all of my constituents that we will be following up on this success to ensure their security and well-being. I will continue to work closely with Commander Martin and his team to continue supporting their work in making Hillingdon one of the safest boroughs in Britain.”