Friday 26 August 2005 5.44pm
We have had similar problems in our block. You could try contacting your relevant community policing officer, whom I found via the Walworth Rd police station. This guy has been totally brilliant and has just put me in touch with the Southwark Arson Reduction Officer (it's obviously a big issue in the area.) Apparently she has the muscle to get all sorts of arses kicked. He's also the one to get more police on the beat in your area etc etc.
If you send me a private message I can give you the name of the police officer I have been dealing with.
The other thing is to report each incident to the police. Once they have a record of criminal damage, with dates, they can pursue it as a pattern of behaviour. And you need this crime reference number they give..
And this level of police contact can result in more police cars in your area as well (they told us.)
I'd do this rather than the Simon Hughes
route in the first instance as you are at risk and the police can act fast.