The surge in knife attacks has shocked and appalled us all and it is time the Government took action to tackle the causes of this awful crime and hand out tougher sentences too.
MEP for Leicestershire Margot Parker said she was concerned the number of arrests made by police in the county had nearly halved in the last decade.
I applaud the efforts of residents of Chaddesden, who, fearing a rise in crime and anti-social behaviour, have started to police their own streets.
LINCOLNSHIRE MEP Margot Parker has said local communities already pay enough for services amid claims people may have to fork out more for policing.
I read with interest that Ashfield Council is fighting crime by extending its Public Space Protection Orders.
So, almost eight out of 10 reported burglaries in Lincolnshire were unresolved by the authorities.
With recent reports of the rise in violent and knife crime it is more important than ever the Government fully supports our police officers, with funds and not just words.
To The Editor,