Police searching for violent criminals

Following on from the witness who contacted The Chiswick Calendar on Monday about a violent altercation on Chiswick Common, and a series of burnt out cars strewn across Chiswick, there have been reports of two shootings in Acton over the past week.

The police have issued stop and search notices covering Acton and the whole of Chiswick.

‘We use this power in exceptional circumstances, to tackle serious violence and/or intelligence-led policing around possession of offensive weapons’ the latest notice says.

The police have not responded to our repeated requests for further information, only saying that there have been ‘incidents of violence’ but it seems Chiswick may be caught up in a turf war between drug gangs. Nor have they contacted the couple who called 999 to report Monday night’s incident for a witness statement.

Read More Stories on The Chiswick Calendar

See also: Is Chiswick in the middle of a drug war?

See also: Car burnt out in Elmwood Rd