It is not a 'no-go' area as some in the media have implied. Young and old, black and white walk the length of Landor Road at any time of day or night. But the efforts of some to sensationalise the dangers of the road are inducing fear in its residents where none existed before, and this allows the street drug dealers to win.
An increase in police on the beat has been welcomed, but at the same time there has been an increase by some over-zealous police in aggressive policing by treating any black youngster as a possible criminal - that is the perception of some of our residents, and, of course, that type of policing led to the disasters of a decade or so ago.
Vicar, St Andrew
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