Our partners at the Metropolitan Police Service have informed us of a new very worrying trend in the borough affecting some of our most vulnerable residents.
Some unsavoury individuals are painting or sticking markings on carriageways outside vulnerable residents’ properties. These markings indicate to other individuals of the vulnerable person. These vulnerable residents are unfortunately being exploited and abused physically, sexually and financially, and this mark is the ‘target’ placed for identification that there is someone here who can be exploited or abused.
One of the markings is shown in the below pictures taken from Clifden Road, Brentford. Another marking that has been noted is of a solid circle within a diamond or square. There are a few different markings that the Police are verifying. As soon as they confirm they will let us know and we will in turn inform you again.
If any such markings are found, please report it to Hounslow Highways who will remove the markings as soon as possible.
For more advice on crime prevention go to https://www.met.police.uk/cp/crime-prevention/.