I am pleased to see that the Government has put law and order at the centre of their vision for Britain, and has begun work to recruit an additional 20,000 police officers to keep our streets safe.
The new recruits is only the first step in the Government’s plan to tackle crime here in Wrexham and across the country, such as giving police officers all the powers and resources they need to protect themselves and others from harm, including tasers and body cameras.
We are introducing tougher sentences for the worst offenders and end automatic hallways release from prisons for serious crimes. For child murderers, there will be life imprisonment without parole.
Like residents, I want to see more police in Wrexham to help tackle crime, keep our communities safe, and crack down on anti-social behavior in the town centre. That is why I was pleased to welcome the Home Secretary to Wrexham, I share her view that we must support our police and tackle crime.
I have recently met with the North Wales Police to discuss how rural policing services can be improved throughout Wrexham, and the ways in which the rural policing service can work with community councils to keep residents safe.
Delivering justice does not just mean treating defendants fairy, but doing right by their victims. That is why will pass and implement the Victims' Law that will provide greater support and rights to victims of crime, including victims of domestic and online abuse.
I will continue to work to ensure residents feel safe both in their homes and on the streets.
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