I thought about trying to push Browns into action by getting people to boycott the place, but hardly anyone seems to go there apart from in the summer.
If I recall correctly the bulbs were not a standard size. A man with a shoulder bag used to regularly replace all of them along the jetty from All Bar One to the bridge. It was stricking how frequently they needed replacing.
The lighting in the area referred too is insufficient but I can't imagine if would have had much impact on the actions of these particular criminals. Besides which one incident does not a crime wave make, the tone of this thread would make you think that we lived in some sort of favela.
The specific area around Brown has 1 recorded robbery in Aug and ZERO in Sept... even taking in the whole Riverside area it was 7 in Aug and 5 in Sept, admittedly that's still too many but all in all the real actions seems to be around London Bridge Station which is pretty much what you would expect. Cathedrals ward had significantly more robbery... perhaps the Police have directed their efforts to dealing with the area that has the biggest problem?
Clearly everyone is right to be concerned and I'm sure it was a horrible experience for the lady involved. I also certainly don't seek to understate the impact that such an event can have someone's life.... But all the same it's important to keep things in perspective!