Antisocial behaviour is being targeted in Brent by a new partnership including Brent Council, the neighbourhood policing team and Home Office Immigration Enforcement.
It comes after residents in Brent complained of rough sleepers loitering, causing noise pollution and intimidating women with inappropriate comments.
On Monday (April 13), officers and partners in the scheme visited Fryent Park and spoke to two rough sleepers that were breaching bylaws. Both were informed of the issues they were causing and requested to leave the park.
Four men waiting for work outside the local Matalan were stopped along with 23 outside Selco Geron Way and another four in Honeypot Lane, 18 of which were rough sleepers.
The men stopped were given job advice and directions for homeless charities in the area.
Leaflets were also handed out to members of the public, informing them of the operation that will continue and be reviewed every month.
Sergeant Bryan Wappat, from Dollis Hill Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “Our approach is to work with the local authority and a homeless charity to divert people away from rough sleeping and into legitimate paid work whilst at the same time working with colleagues from the Home office to ensure treaty rights are being adhered to.”
“Subjects who are found to be involved in crime and ASB will be dealt with robustly using enforcement tactics."