New presence to ‘act as a deterrent’ to drug dealers in Camden Town
Businesses are to pay for extra police officers and security guards in an attempt to tackle drug dealing that has blighted Camden Lock for decades.
A Camden Town business group and the owners of Camden Market have put their own money forward in the hope that increased security will deter people from buying drugs in the area. Competition for the lucrative drugs market has been linked by police to an increase in knife violence, which has risen in the borough at a faster rate than the rest of London.
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