Crime DO THE CRIME 

The Commissioner!

By Mark Burns Williamson 2015 brings its own challenges with budgets stretched ever tighter and difficult decisions on how to best spread resources having to be taken. We also have the General Election in May and the current Government have to recognise that continually taking money away from a resource as crucial as policing is having long lasting implications and needs to be halted. We have already lost a significant number of frontline officers and staff since the start of cuts in 2010/11 and more will follow compromising our ability…

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Urban Echo News 

Galloway calls for action on police cuts and rising crime

Bradford – “The thin blue line has become an anorexic one,” according to the head of the West Yorkshire Police Federation, said George Galloway “and the crime figures are being massaged. If that is indeed true – and the police should know! – then the Home Secretary needs to immediately answer these highly damaging, highly worrying accusations. “And she needs to put back the resources stripped from the force. It’s all very well lobbying for billions more for the security services over terrorism, but what about the people who, day…

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THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE LAW! Urban Echo News 

David Ward publishes Parliamentary Bill to Register Off Road Vehicles

Bradford MP, David Ward MP has today published details of his Private Members Bill in Parliament calling for off road vehicles to be registered to assist the Police with dealing with anti-social behaviour across Bradford. David published the text of the Off-Road Vehicles (Registration) Bill 2014-15 in Parliament today which will make provision for the establishment of a compulsory registration scheme at the point of sale for all off-road motorcycles and quad bikes. The use of off road vehicles like Quad and Dirt Bikes on our roads is illegal but…

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Crime Don't Miss THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE LAW! Urban Echo News 

Dealing with Human Trafficking

By Mark Burns Williamson I have previously spoken out about the need for more awareness around how to tackle human trafficking and last year held the first event of its kind in West Yorkshire where partners came together to look at how we deal with this significant emerging threat. Human trafficking can include forced labour, or services, domestic servitude, sexual offences and other forms of exploitation. Those descriptions do nothing to convey the true horror and nightmare faced by those human trafficked each and every day, with numbers steadily rising,…

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Dog theft: The statistics

The much publicized campaign to find Murphy – a Siberian Husky who went missing in Bradford on 4 December 2014, has garnered much response from the general public as well as support by politicians and celebrities across the country. Murphy’s disappearance has put the spotlight on dog theft as many dog owners believe the theft of dogs is on the rise and the police are not doing enough to tackle the situation. After speaking to dog owners and highlighting their concerns in our article yesterday (Find Murphy campaigners continue their search), early…

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