During November we had two serious assaults in Sutton Town Centre. To have had one serious incident would have been unusual but to have had a second serious incident just eight days later is exceptionally rare. These incidents are unconnected.
We are working hard to investigate these crimes as thoroughly and as quickly as possible. So far, a total of five males have been arrested in connection with these offences and our enquiries are continuing.
Crime in Sutton Borough has fallen by more than 35% over the last ten years and remains a low crime borough and one of the safest boroughs in London.
We would like to reassure residents that Sutton remains a safe place to visit and to enjoy as you start to prepare for evenings out and shopping trips in the run up to Christmas.
Our officers will continue to patrol the High Street in uniform and plain clothes and will deal with any criminal activities robustly.
Inspector Kathy Morteo
Safer Neighbourhoods Cluster Inspector
Sutton Police Station