Tracy Brabin slams Government over ‘shocking’ crime rise

Local MP Tracy Brabin has warned the Tories are ‘failing to protect the public’ after new figures revealed crime in Yorkshire is soaring, as Tory cuts sent police officer numbers nationwide to the lowest level in three decades. The new crime figures released today showed the highest annual rise in police recorded crime since comparable…

Tracy Brabin MP tackles government over police cuts.

In the House of Commons, Batley and Spen MP Tracy Brabin tackled ministers from the Home Office over funding levels of police. Quoting Sarah Thornton, the most senior police chief in Britain, she said, “With officer numbers at 1985 levels, crime up 10 per cent in the last year and police work becoming ever more…