police cuts

Fear of crime rises in Hull North as police cuts bite

Bransholme and Orchard Park residents in Hull North have told Labour's Diana Johnson about increasing problems of crime and anti-social behaviour since recent policing cuts.
In a survey of the area that Diana Johnson recently conducted as the local MP the majority of residents said that they have experienced an increase in anti-social behaviour in the past year 71% in Orchard Park and 55% in Bransholme.

Hull MP slams fall in prosecutions of child sex abusers under Coalition

Hull North MP Diana Johnson today asked the Prime Minister about the fall in prosecutions since 2010 of those sexually exploiting children - as police funding has been cut.This follows the Prime Minister yesterday designating child sexual abuse as a "national threat".Diana Johnson MP said: "Yesterday the Prime Minister rightly designated child sexual exploitation as a national threat."Sadly, the police are receiving more reports of abuse than ever before but there are fewer investigations and prosecutions than in 2010/11."In this time, 16,000 police officers have been cut.

Labour votes against further Coalition cuts to Hull policing – but Lib Dems vote them through

Lib Dem MPs this afternoon (Tuesday 10 February) voted down Labour's plan to save 1,100 police officers from being cut next year.

The choice presented to the House of Commons today was:
Tory plan 1,100 officers cut in 2015/16 and no plans to help the police make savings, so that frontline policing is hit again.
Labour plan saving 1,100 officers in 2015/16 by making savings on gun licencing, procurement and Police and Crime Commissioners.