Parents have raised concerns over their children's safety on journeys back from school leading to more police officers being drafted in to patrol the streets of Brent .

A dozen officers will be added to the west London force after interviews with people living in the borough showed they worry when they leave their houses or when their children need to return home from school.

The majority admitted they felt safer if there are uniformed police officers patrolling in the area.

The council are to use the MetPatrol Plus scheme which aims to make more police visible to crack down on crime and antisocial behaviour.

The scheme provides uniformed police officers with the council's cabinet earmarking around £400,000 and the Met Police set to match that amount to deliver a dozen extra police onto the borough's streets.

It comes as new body worn cameras are rolled out in the borough to "bring justice quicker" for those needing evidence.

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Cllr Tom Miller, Brent Council's cabinet member for stronger communities, said: " I am pleased to be bringing this proposal forward - a clear sign to local residents that Brent Council is listening to their concerns and taking action.

"Our message is clear - we will not tolerate gangs or antisocial behaviour.

"These twelve additional police officers will be a high profile deterrent to anyone involved in criminal or antisocial behaviour."

The agreement, which was made on November 15, is subject to the budget being set in February.

Brent borough superintendent, Nigel Quantrell, said: "I am pleased to see that this report has been approved by Brent Council's cabinet.

"The MetPatrol Plus scheme has been successfully used in other boroughs across London to reduce crime and make people feel safer.

"We hope that this trend will continue if the scheme is rolled out in Brent."

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