On Saturday evening, the police responded to an incident at Stanley Bus Station, sparking concerns within the community. Rumors circulating suggest that a child may have been stabbed, although the extent of the injuries remains unreported.
In response to the ongoing police incident, Stanley Taxis has announced a temporary closure of their office and access to Stanley Bus Station. Alternative arrangements for taxi services have been provided, with instructions to call 01207230000 for pickups from Aldi or McDonalds. The duration of the area closure remains uncertain as police investigations continue.
Stanley Taxis assured the public that all their staff are safe and uninvolved in the incident.
Expressing concern over the recurrent incidents at Stanley Bus Station, John Cowling voiced the community’s frustrations, stating, “we can all agree that there have been too many incidents at Stanley Bus Station.” He highlighted the ineffectiveness of existing strategies, including curfews, and called for improved measures to address anti-social behavior.
Cowling emphasized the need for a viable police presence, enhanced CCTV surveillance, and the introduction of security guards—a sentiment echoed by a newly formed group aiming to bring together Stanley residents and experienced individuals to propose solutions for a safer environment at the bus station.
As the community grapples with these challenges, efforts to collaboratively address and improve the situation are underway, seeking input from both residents and professionals with relevant experience.