Robbers Strike at Regent's Canal in Islington
On our recent London visit, we went to Regent’s Canal and were so charmed by its beauty that we wrote two posts on this visit. As our friends Linda and Neil had moved into the Regent’s Canal area in Islington just before our visit, we were fortunate to have them to show us around their new patch.
We enjoyed walking along the canal towpath, seeing the decorative canal boats, admiring the scenic waterways and learning about this beautiful part of London.
Unfortunately, robbers have found their way to this part of London. According to a newspaper report, thugs have held up people at knife-point and robbed them of thousands of pounds in cash and goods such as bikes, iPods, mobile phones, watches, laptops and jewellery. The robberies have occurred at night, along a secluded stretch of the canal where there is no lighting as it’s a bat preservation area.
The Islington district has become very trendy with many new pubs in the area. Although police have increased patrols in the area, it’s wise to avoid taking short cuts through any dark or secluded parts of the Canal towpath at night .