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Over 100 extra police offers have been patrolling the borough of Hounslow in an attempt to combat crime on the area's popular transport routes.

Operation Grand Slam arrived on Wednesday 23rd February in the form of uniformed and plain clothes officers on foot, on pushbike and on motorbike. Assembling at Brentford police station, the Transport for London officers will be 'blitzed' the area to show that crime on local roads and on transport infrastructure will not be tolerated.

Officers concentrated on areas that are known to experience higher levels of crime, including the Busch Corner area of Brentford, where robberies have occured at bus stops, and around Turnham Green, where officers were using intelligence gained on people suspected of vehicle robberies.

Chief Inspector Wynne Jones told BrentfordTW8.com "I'm certain that transport users and everyone else in Hounslow will welcome these extra officers. I'm sure that they'll significantly help us crack down on crime on buses and on our streets".


Feb 23rd 2005