Extra police patrols in place at busy London stations

10:25 20 December 2012

The proposals involve cutting the Met Police budget by £262million. File picture: Sean Dempsey/PA Wire

The proposals involve cutting the Met Police budget by £262million. File picture: Sean Dempsey/PA Wire

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Police patrols have been stepped up at London’s busiest railway stations today and tomorrow in the run-up to Christmas.

More officers will be present at Victoria, Paddington, St Pancras and Stratford in an operation designed to reduce fear of crime among commuters.

The British Transport and Metropolitan Police officers will be giving out travel safety advice, deterring potential offenders, and reminding passengers to act responsibly and respect staff while travelling.

They will also be highlighting the dangers of using unbooked minicabs and targeting illegal cab drivers.

Superintendent Gareth Williams said: “Our officers want to ensure that everyone can enjoy themselves in the lead up to Christmas without being subjected to antisocial behaviour or assaults.”

Leon Daniels, Managing Director of Surface Transport, TfL, and the current chair of the London Transport Community Safety Partnership, said: “This operation is a great example of the partnership between the BTP, the Metropolitan Police Service and TfL.

“We want everyone to enjoy themselves but ask that people plan their journey home in advance and also to respect their fellow passengers when travelling.”

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