THE borough's police officers are to be armed with stunguns for the first time in response to a rise in violent crime across the capital.
Forty of Ealing's emergency response officers will carry Tasers, which can shoot out electrically charged prongs on copper wire more than 20ft.
POLITICIANS and the public aired their fears about money-saving changes planned for the borough's force at a meeting hosted by police chiefs this week.
Deputy mayor for policing Stephen Greenhalgh, Met Police assistant commissioner Simon Byrne and borough commander Andy Rowell addressed people's concern's at Ealing Town Hall.
THE BOROUGH will lose a station as well as some senior officers but gain more bobbies if a money-saving shake-up of the Met Police goes ahead.
The current Safer Neighbourhoods Team model of at least one sergeant, two PCs and three PCSOs per ward is to be dropped. Instead there will be just one dedicated sergeant, PC and PCSO per ward with support drawn from a pool of neighbourhood officers.
EALING: Cyclists have the chance to have their bikes marked to boost their chances of having them returned if they are lost or stolen.
TOP officers have drawn up plans to move Ealing police station into nearby council building sparking fears opening hours will be reduced.
The station is one of 65 front counters (where the public can contact the police in person) under threat of closure across London in a bid to meet government budget cuts.
CALLOUS thieves stole the takings of a tea and cake sale after distracting the ladies serving, making a dent in their efforts to help refurbish their church.
The event was held on the front lawn of Ealing Green Methodist and United Reformed Church. The criminals struck at about 2pm on Saturday, making off with about £300.
The LANDLORDS of a pub which has been at the centre of litany of crime and disorder have handed in their licence and walked away rather than face police in a hearing.
Police logged 21 incidents at The Magnat pub in Park Royal from March 23 last year to February 5, 15 of them violent. An application to review the licence was made shortly after.
A TERRIFIED man was forced to the ground and had his valuable watch ripped off his wrist as he was about to walk inside his home.
The 48-year-old was grabbed around the throat before being dragged to the floor and having his head held down in Haven Lane, Ealing.
A CHURCH leader who helped bring people together in the wake of the riots has appealed to the community to forgive a teenager who admitted killing a pensioner in Ealing.
Darrell Desuze, 17, of Bath Road, Hounslow, pleaded guilty last week to the manslaughter of Haven Green man Richard Mannington Bowes.
HIGH-TECH identity scanners have been brought in across Ealing town centre to help door staff keep out known troublemakers.
The machines have already been installed in 10 pubs and clubs in Ealing Broadway and are set to be introduced to two more.