Government urged to rethink police funding plan after spike in recorded crime

Ahead of the vote in the House of Commons, Shadow Police Minister Louise Haigh has highlighted some of the crime figures for the region in a bid to stop the rubber-stamping of another year without increased funding from central coffers.

She said: “When the most recent crime figures were released, they revealed that recorded crime had risen at the fastest rate for an entire generation.

“In Suffolk overall crime is up 16%, while violent offences have risen 29%, including a shocking 87% rise in harassment and stalking.

Read more from Louise Haigh for the East Anglian Daily Times here: