Crime Reduction

Part of Home Department – in the House of Commons at 3:03 pm on 22nd March 2021.

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Photo of Priti Patel Priti Patel The Secretary of State for the Home Department 3:03 pm, 22nd March 2021

My hon. Friend is absolutely right to highlight the blended way in which forces should come together, because county lines cross boundaries. Whether it is the British Transport police, his own police or the neighbouring forces, we need them to pull together to deal with the level of criminality that he has spoken about. That is taking place on one of the biggest issues that faces our country, which is county lines drug gangs. He will know, from when we have spoken previously, of the great operational work that is taking place across our police forces and intelligence agencies to go after the criminals that are out there pursuing such high-harm crimes.