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Robert Halfon calls on the government to support Harlow Police after Stow incident

News / Mon 16th Apr 2018 at 04:37pm

Harlow MP calls on the Government to support Harlow Police in Tackling Anti-Social Behaviour

FOLLOWING recent events at the Stow, Harlow MP Robert Halfon called on the Government to support Harlow Police in tackling serious crime and anti-social behaviour in the town.

Speaking in the House of Commons chamber today, Robert Halfon said:

“For a number of years, the Stow area in Harlow, including businesses, shop keepers and residents, has been blighted by anti-social behaviour. We had a tragic murder of a Polish man in 2016 and only last Saturday someone was spraying CS gas and causing shops to shut.

Whilst welcoming the extra police in Essex, would [the Minister] have urgent talks with the police in Harlow and do what he can to help us deal with this anti-social behaviour.”

In response, the Policing Minister said,

“I have read about the incident in the Stow and it sounded extremely unsettling for [Robert’s] constituents who he is tirelessly acting on behalf of. He was one of a number of Essex MPs who lobbied me on behalf of the Regional Police and Crime Commissioner to allow him to increase his precept which is allowing him to invest in an additional 150 Police Officers across Essex. And, of course, I will join him in speaking with the Police and Crime Commissioner to give assurances to his constituents.”

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7 Comments for Robert Halfon calls on the government to support Harlow Police after Stow incident:

JerryFromQueens
2018-04-16 16:55:21

Nyeeeeeeeeeeerch... SLAM! Click, click. That's the sound of Bob locking the door after the horse has bolted. Again.

m ingall
2018-04-17 06:13:21

21,000 fewer front line police officers nationally with the cuts falling particularly hard on Essex, where budget cuts have meant fewer police officers, fewer police cars, station closures and crimes left unattended- all as a result of policies cheerfully supported and voted for by Robert Halfon in order to pay for tax cuts for the richest and corporations. And now he's worried about crime? Give it a rest Bob, cuts have consequences, you cannot ignore your responsibility for the problems we are facing.

MickyB77
2018-04-17 07:19:03

So, here we go again. RH seems to some people, responsible for any failings anywhere or anyhow. Where do the parents of these ferals come into the equation? Perhaps, if any benefits being paid to these people were curtailed, we would more than likely see a reduction in this yobbish behaviour. Weren't we all taught that,as parents it was our duty to be responsible for our children. Doesn't seem to register with the lefties though,all problems are the fault of the Tories. Get real and accept the fact that responsibility firstly lays at the door of the producers of these vile people who have taken over the streets. What about the murders going on between the drug gangs ? Didn't our police dream up a plan to crack down on these crimes, they called it Trident and gave millions to fund it. Did it have any effect, no? Murders are going on more to-day than when that unit was first put into operation.

m ingall
2018-04-17 08:13:30

Not all problems are the fault of the Tories, but underinvestment in our police service is. This government promised "no reduction in front line policing" and then proceeeded to cut 21,000 front line police officers. Cuts that Halfon fully supported and voted for, while also supporting tax cuts for the very richest in society and corporations. It's pointless MickyB ranting about how to deal with criminals when there aren't enough police officers to catch the criminals in the first place. Cuts have consequences.

MickyB77
2018-04-17 10:04:38

Nothing to do with families then ! It's like a garden, don't prune it and you end up with a jungle. No rant. Facts. Lefties just swing it around to suit every issue.

tony edwards
2018-04-17 20:43:45

Fact - Since 2010 1. Police Service in Essex cut by over 700 officers 2. Harlow Magistrates Court - Cut 3. Sure Start Services - Cut 4. Youth Services - Cut 5. Community Policing - massively reduced 6. Probation Services - privatised and cuts in services Massive Cuts have Massive Consequences. Tony Edwards Labour Candidate Toddbrook

MickyB77
2018-04-18 10:57:27

Five items all relating to the waywardness of a certain section of the general public. I know several police officers who have moved from Harlow to the Met, no other reason, than salaries.Like all public funded bodies, top heavy and light on the ground. Weren't we all informed, not so long ago, that crime had gone down dramatically. Probation service,not fit for purpose. Knock on effect of the ruinous monetary mess that Bliar and Brown got us into. P F I. VOTE MOMENTUM of labour at YOUR PERIL.

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