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Keeping our streets safe

It is the Prime Minister’s priority to make our streets safer. We are hiring 183 more police officers for Thames Valley Police by the end of 2020-21 as part of our target to recruit 20,000 more police officers over the next three years to cut crime and keep people safe.  We will give them the powers, kit and backing they need – like extending their powers to stop and search and reviewing sentences so that we can keep serious criminals […]

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Fighting Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking

Recently, my team and I attended a training session on modern slavery provided in Wycombe by Hope For Justice, a charity which aims to bring an end to modern slavery by rescuing victims, restoring lives, and reforming society. I remain truly shocked about the scale of the problem in the UK. Slavery and human trafficking exists in almost every town and city across the UK. I’m appalled that the moral outrage of slavery persists in the UK today, so many years after […]

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Acid Attacks: Response from the Minister for Crime, Safeguarding and Vulnerability

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Following the despicable acid attacks that took place in Wycombe earlier this summer, I wrote to the responsible Minister about the need for tougher sentencing and consideration of the restriction of sales. I was very pleased to receive a response from the Minister for Crime, Safeguarding and Vulnerability. The Minister robustly stated the Government’s position that: there is no place in our society for these sickening attacks. Attacks on people involving acids or other corrosive are a serious matter that can result in huge distress […]

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Please help the police prosecute perpetrators of criminal damage in Wycombe

Offences of criminal damage continue sporadically in Wycombe. A few criminals are causing expense, inconvenience and distress to entirely innocent people who often cannot afford the costs imposed. The perpetrators deserve prison. In this video, Wycombe police commander Superintendent Ed McLean explains continuing police operations: While I was an MP, the police briefed me on their actions and I attended a meeting between the police and residents. I also met residents on the streets. The victims are understandably furious. The police are […]

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