Camden Council's statement on incident at Clarence Gardens

We are deeply saddened by the incident at Clarence Gardens in the evening of Saturday 14 August in which a number of people were shot and injured. As a result, four people are now being treated in hospital. The Metropolitan Police are leading the investigation into what happened and are present on the Estate, and Clarence Gardens, and the area remains an active crime scene.

We recognise that what happened will be deeply distressing to residents who live near and around Clarence Gardens. Council teams will be on site to offer support and reassurance to residents. We would urge anyone who has information about the incident to contact the Police on 101 quoting reference 7619/14Aug. You can also provide information anonymously to CrimeStoppers on 0800 555 111.

We are incredibly distressed that this shocking act of violence happened in our Camden community and it is deeply sad that four people are now in hospital.

My thoughts are with them, their family and friends. Cllr Shah, the Community Safety Cabinet Member, and I will be visiting Clarence Gardens later today (Sunday 15 August) to hear from residents and the community. Clarence Gardens and the wider Regents Park Estate is at the heart of our Borough – a diverse and tightknit community of families and young people, people who have made their home there for decades, community leaders and civic activists.

I know many residents may have concerns about their safety after the events of last night and I, Cllr Shah and the Council will do all we can, working with the Police, to provide comfort and assurance in the days and weeks ahead.
Cllr Georgia Gould, Leader of Camden Council