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Street Crime

Part of Treasury – in the House of Commons on 7th January 2020.

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Photo of Cat Smith Cat Smith Shadow Minister for Young People and Voter Engagement

My constituents in Fleetwood have been left reeling over an unprecedented spate of armed robberies in shops in the town over the festive period. Does the Minister think that the cuts to police numbers and the fact that they now have to be replaced was the wrong decision to make a decade ago? Does he not see that not just the cuts to police numbers but cuts to youth services that help to work with young people have been the wrong decisions?