Thursday 26 April 2018 / 11:16 AM Crime / Louise Haigh

The Tories have created the conditions for crime to thrive – Louise Haigh

Louise Haigh MP, Labour’s Shadow Policing Minister, commenting on the ONS’ crime statistics showing a 22% increase in knife crime in England and Wales, said:

“The Tories have created the conditions for crime, including serious violent crime, to thrive.

“The Home Secretary has comprehensively failed to protect the public. Whether it’s Windrush citizens or victims of violent crime, the Home Secretary has repeatedly refused to acknowledge the evidence staring her in the face.

“The Tories have axed 21,000 police officers, and neighbourhood policing, which helps to prevent crime, has been undermined. Our communities are now exposed and we have a Government unwilling or unable to put it right.”