Police set 9pm West End curfew for under 16sWatch
CHILDREN under 16 have been banned from the West End of London after 9pm unless accompanied by an adult under a new police curfew.
Scotland Yard said officers would pick up and take home “children under 16 found between 21.00 and 06.00, unless they are with an adult”.
The no-go area covers the heart of London’s tourist land, including Oxford Street, Leicester Square, Piccadilly Circus and Trafalgar Square.
Fifteen other areas across London, including Victoria and Paddington, have also been declared out of bounds to unaccompanied children in the evenings.
Organisations representing young children said that it was unfair to apply a blanket ban to a part of London that included many of the main entertainment attractions aimed at the youth market.
Sir Ian Blair, Deputy Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, said that the measures were “extremely appropriate”.
“We don’t want a blanket ‘this is miserable London’ process. We want to make it safe and enjoyable for as many people as possible,” he said. “I don’t think any responsible parent would like their 15-year-old unaccompanied in the West End after 9pm.”
Large parts of the West End have been designated “dispersal areas” under laws on antisocial behaviour in a move by police in partnership with Westminster council.
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So people...what are your views on this?
Im just about to turn 16 and i think this would be great, if i wanted a lift home i just say im 15 and free ride. Not bad
And free criminal record .