Westhoughton crime fears as Tory cuts leave police without enough officers

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Increasing numbers of Westhoughton residents fear crime and anti-social behaviour thanks to 2,000 Greater Manchester police officers being lost in Tory cuts.

It comes as police chiefs admitted that more than 40% of crimes reported to Greater Manchester Police are not fully investigated because of a lack of resources.

Chief constable Ian Hopkins said budget cuts have meant officers had to prioritise more ruthlessly than ever.

He said about 430 offences a day, such as thefts from vehicles, were being “screened out” and not pursued because “we don’t have enough officers”.

Westhoughton residents have also shared their anguish with your Liberal Democrat team in recent surveys.

It comes after a local Conservative town councillor tried to SCRAP our vital town centre CCTV. If the Tories had got away with their plan they would be contributing to making our town centre less safe.

You can’t trust the Tories on law and order in Westhoughton.

One comment

  1. I’ve reported several crimes all of assault harassment and intimidation efforts after going the police route all i been told is not to defend myself otherwise I’d be charged …. I mean how can self defence be illegal when I’m being attacked by wanna be bullies specially when they know it’s been ongoing and I’ve done all i can to do things legally without any success cos of the poor policing

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