Getting tough on crime

The increase in serious violence is worrying and sadly some people living in our area do not feel as safe as they should.

It is the Prime Minister's job to make our streets safer and we have already began work to do just that, putting away criminals for rehabilitation and ensuring that the law abiding majority can live their lives free from the fear of crime.

Once we get Brexit out of the way the Conservative Government will have a heavy focus on reducing crime as a priority.

I will do what I can to raise police and crime concerns with Government and to ensure Tamworth gets the funding and support needed to keep crime to a minimum.  Whether it is shoplifting, cyber fraud or car theft, every crime matters and I will do what I can to make Tamworth safer.

News

New offence to tackle dog theft moves step closer

A new criminal offence to crack down on dog theft and put people who steal these much loved pets behind bars for up to five years has been set out in the Government’s Kept Animals Bill today.

RIP David Amess

My thoughts are with David Amess’s family, his many friends and colleagues and all who knew and loved him at this awful time. RIP David.

OVER 600 NEW OFFICERS RECRUITED BY WEST MIDLANDS POLICE

West Midlands Police has recruited 628 new officers in the last year as Government’s national recruitment programme exceeds 2021 target. 
Nearly 9,000 officers recruited across the United Kingdom as programme for 20,000 new officers by 2023 continues. 

Local MP backs the ‘Ask for ANI’ scheme

From the 14 January, victims of domestic abuse will be able to access support from local pharmacies in Tamworth, as part of the Ask for ANI scheme backed by Christopher Pincher MP and the Government.

This weekend's protests

There was a Black Live Matter protest and a counter protest at the statue of Sir Robert Peel over the past weekend.

'Topple the Racists' on the Robert Peel Statue

Robert Peel, the PM who emancipated Catholics, cut the death penalty, cut food costs and founded our unarmed Police Force. A progressive statesman; we in Tamworth are proud of him. BTW, below is wrong, you've got the wrong Peel!