On a recent visit to the Belgrave area of Leicester I talked to several people who reported that "chain-snatching" was a serious issue in the area. Youths on motorbikes or bicycles snatch jewellery from women in the street and make off at speed.
Today the Domestic Abuse Bill is having its second reading in the House of Commons. Given that domestic abuse is one of the most pernicious of crimes, and notoriously difficult to prosecute, I thought I would put down my thoughts as a blog.
The government is to spend £10m on arming more officers with electric stun guns, as part of the ongoing action by Conservatives to give our police the tools that they need to keep our streets safer. That is good news, and I welcome it.
A survey asking residents of Quorn and Mountsorrel Castle their opinions on crime and policing in the village has been launched by local councillor Jane Hunt and by Conservative candidate to be Police and Crime Commissioner, Rupert Matthews.