Police reassure public following Islington disorder

Islington Police have sent out a message of reassurance to the public in the wake of disturbances in the borough.

Pockets of disorder erupted overnight and included two police response cars being vandalised as well as other incidents in Holloway Road and the Nag’s Head area, Holloway, and at the N1 Centre in Parkfield Street, Islington.

A vehicle in Holloway Road, Holloway had the windscreen smashed while a wing mirror was broken off another parked police car on Seven Sisters Road, Holloway.

The Carphone Warehouse in Holloway Road, Holloway was also targeted by looters without success and at the N1 Centre there were reports of about 40 youths storming through on bikes before stealing some biscuits from a coffee shop there. The adjoining Vue cinema was evacuated as a precaution.

A police statement said: “Over the weekend and into Monday morning there were a small number of incidents that occurred in Islington which were an overspill from Haringey by opportunistic criminal elements who chose to cause disorder and steal.

“We recognise that these incidents will have an impact on the local community but we would like to reassure all our communities that our local Safer Neighbourhood teams are out patrolling as usual on the wards. Our response teams will be also out patrolling and responding to calls from the community.

“We will have additional patrols on across the borough to provide reassurance and to prevent any further opportunistic criminality.

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“We have an excellent community relationship with our partners including Islington Council and we are working together to continue to make Islington a safe place to live and work. “We are appealing to all members of the community to call police on 101, if they notice anything untoward or suspicious. If it is an emergency, please dial 999.”