Harlow Council leader issues statement over Stow murder
Politics / Tue 30th Aug 2016 am31 09:17am
THE leader of Harlow Coucnil, cllr Jon Clempner has issued a statement in the light of the death of a man in The Stow on Saturday night that has now turned into a murder inquiry.
Councillor Jon Clempner, Leader of Harlow Council, said: “I am saddened and shocked by this brutal attack in our community. My heartfelt thoughts and sympathies go out to the families and friends affected by this meaningless attack. I know Harlow and its communities will support each other through this and that all our communities will stand together. We don’t know the full circumstances of what motivated this attack but whatever the motives were they will never ever have a place in Harlow.
“We are supporting the local Stow community and working closely with the Police. We are carrying out patrols around the area to provide extra reassurance and support to the public at this very difficult time.”
Fine and sensible words Jon. But we need to get community policing in our small shopping centres and town centre to stop this type of thing before it starts. Gangs gather in these centres, and proper community policing would go someway to dealing with the problem before situations like this occur. I've seen shop assistants insulted, items thrown, footballs kicked at windows, dangerous cycling, and I've had two incidents myself. One where I was threatened with a knife whilst sitting in my car, and once by a gang of youths for telling one not to shout abuse at a shop assistant for refusing to serve them red bull! We want results not words from our Police service!
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