TWEETS fluttered all over Brent as police dashed around the borough for 24 hours.

Brent Police held a 24-hour ‘twitterthon’, posting on social media site Twitter about as many incidents and calls as possible on Thursday January 13.

Some of the incidents included a car covered in cream, a woman threatening her neighbour with a machete, an attempted theft from a jewellery shop and a serious assault.

@MPS_Brent tweeted: "Officers have just come across a drug deal direct in the street. 2 arrested with 40 rocks of Crack and Cash"
 

One tweet said: “Officers are dealing with a serious assault in NW10. There is a crime scene in place with scenes of crimes officers / CID en route #Brent24.”

Members of the public got in touch with the police to respond to the hard work of officers and Maximus tweeted: “Well done Brent, great comms today, showing the variety of the job. Can we expect a repeat later on in the year. Well done.”

Various teams were featured in the twitterthon, including updates of staff finishing and starting shifts and rolling coverage of the capacity of the custody suite.

 

The exercise also gave updates of court appearances and setencing from previous crimes in the borough.

Tweets were informal and there was some light relief among the assaults and burglaries with this being posted at 8pm: “We now have a Beggar thats gone beserk outside a Chicken Shop-officers responding #Brent24.”

A live Q&A with the Detective Superintendent Simon Rose will be held between 6pm and 7pm this evening (Friday 14) to get the public’s feedback on the day of live tweeting.

Detective Superintendent Simon Rose said: "The idea was to show the variety, volume and diversity of what police officers, special constables, police staff, and volunteers at Brent do on an average day. We often have a rather large remit and it can be rushed. This was designed to give a snapshot of a random day. Hopefully it gives the public more of an insight into the police and hopefully it will get us some feedback about what the Brent communities think is important."

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