CRIME fighter Tony Antoniou MBE has been awarded a £1,000 grant to help combat anti-social behaviour in his neighbourhood.
Mr Antoniou successfully applied for the funding from the Community Crime Fighters Fund which has been set up by the Home Office to support local volunteers.
The barber, who works at The Hairways Hairdressing Studio, in High Road, Willesden Green, has recently trained as a Community Crime Fighter - giving him the skills and training to work alongside police and the council to help make Brent a safer place.
Last year he was awarded an MBE by Prince Charles for years of community service.
The £1,000 will be used by Brent Community Area Watch to publish a newsletter containing information on crime prevention.
The money will also be used to buy high-visibility vests and caps for volunteers involved in combating crime.
Louise Casey, crime and justice adviser, said: "Local people are the key to tackling crime and anti-social behaviour - they know what is really going on in their neighbour-hood, what the real problems are and where residents' concerns lie.
"By awarding the grants to local people who are already active in their communities we can help make their communities safer."