When a Protest becomes a Riot

Now, I’ve been on a few protests and marches in my time. Back in the day I even organised a couple. So I can tell you that there is a secret to organising a demonstration so that it does not end in assaults on the police or in looting is really simple.

Zoom Conference Call with Home Secretary

Given everything that is going on in the world of policing, I was pleased to be invited to take part in a Zoom Conference with Home Secretary Priti Patel and a range of Police and Crime Commissioners from across the country.  We discussed a wide range of topics, including the tragic death of Geor

My Response to the Streatham Terrorist Incident

Two innocent people were brutally stabbed on Streatham High Road in London. Fortunately the police were on the scene and able to shoot the terrorist before more were injured. My thoughts are with the wounded and their families at this difficult time.

Stealing Pigs is No Joke

One of the most interesting things about running to be the Police and Crime Commissioner for Leicestershire and Rutland is that I get to meet all sorts of people, and learn about a wide range of different lifestyles.

Taking my Crime Survey to Eyres Monsell, Leicester.

This morning I took my Crime Survey to Eyres Monsell, a large 1950s housing estate on the southern side of Leicester adjacent to the southern ring road. It was a lovely sunny morning to be out - though a bit chilly. I soon warmed up as I trotted along.

Taking A Second Chance with the Wire Project

A few weeks ago I visited the offices of The Wire Project in Leicester. It was a fascinating chance to look at how it is possible for someone to have a second chance and turn their lives around.