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MP Condemns Police Cuts

Thursday February 21 2013


Michael Dugher MP Michael Dugher MP


MP MICHAEL Dugher has condemned cuts to policing after new figures revealed that South Yorkshire Police has lost 178 police officers since 2010.

This comes on the back of figures showing the proportion of crimes being solved by South Yorkshire Police is falling - with 3,718 fewer crimes solved in the last year.

''The scale of the cuts is affecting policing across South Yorkshire and undermining the progress that has been made tackling crime and anti-social behaviour in the region,'' said Mr Dugher.

As a result of the cuts, 436 police officers from communities in South Yorkshire are set to go by 2015.

And on top of this, 793 staff and a further 18 PCSOs will lose their positions in South Yorkshire.

The new figures released by the Home Office show the government’s cuts to policing have resulted in the lowest number of police officers in England and Wales for over a decade.

''These new figures should be a wake-up call to urgently rethink next year’s police budget cuts,'' added the MP. ''The government should be backing our police - not sacking our police.”




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Reply Posted by Mick on Thursday February 21 2013 at 10:34
If fewer crimes are committed, then fewer will be solved. Selective use of statistics as usual!

Reply Posted by rainbow on Thursday February 21 2013 at 12:28
There's been a 7% reduction in crime in South Yorks so a few less police shouldn't be missed. But the fact is the public wont miss the reduction because most of us never see a bobby except on match days. They tell us there mostly filling in forms the last Labour goverment gave em to fill in.???

Reply Posted by greenginger on Thursday February 21 2013 at 20:00
The trouble with your comments is that you and most of the public have no idea what officers do all day.
They dont just drive around and have lunch. They do interviews, prepare legal paperwork for court, do arrests and tickets and they deal with a whole range of nasty jobs such as domestic violence, assaults. Add in the stupid paperwork and filling in of computer forms plus drug seizures, court appearances and a ton of other stuff that most people could not even contemplate doing.
You would complain if you just saw bobbies driving around for you to look at and see and then crime sky rocketed! Why do you think you have to see them walking around the High street for them to be doing their job?

Reply Posted by rainbow on Sunday February 24 2013 at 22:52
The fact that many shops display life sized card-board cut outs of bobby's shows the value of a police presence to the public. Bobby's sat in the police station eating Kebabs doesn't do much to reassure the public at all. The number of fat bobbies these days tells us what they must be doing, and its not chasing criminals.??

Reply Posted by lyndon on Thursday February 21 2013 at 20:43
Plods on again. Paperwork for court = make up stories

Reply Posted by mad bitch on Thursday February 21 2013 at 21:55
Yeah but more paper work for court = fitting ppl up... to get convictions....

Reply Posted by greenginger on Thursday February 21 2013 at 23:12
Are you too just playing dumb and dumber or are you the same person I wonder?

Grow up. Who will you be calling when your sad lives fall our from under you in some way? When you are drunk or fighting with your partner or being burgles or attacked? Yep - exactly.

Reply Posted by stevo on Monday February 25 2013 at 20:50
SO GG if you are plod can you explain your shocking grammar?

;)

Reply Posted by lyndon on Friday February 22 2013 at 00:26
Haven't got a sad life at all while you on the other hand clearly have problems

Reply Posted by mad bitch on Friday February 22 2013 at 11:10
Lmao. ..Greenginger thys a funny person lol...ive bent double laughing at ya. ..And lyndon is rite u clearly have problems lol...no we are two different ppl....great init lol

Reply Posted by lyndon on Friday February 22 2013 at 12:04
Crackers i'd say. And if he thinks me an mad bitch are the same person he obviously didnt make detective. He's funny though for someone so serious. But as the famous saying goes " sometimes humour is the lowest form of wit" tee hee

Reply Posted by Mick on Friday February 22 2013 at 14:21
Lyndon, that is NOT how the famous saying goes!

Reply Posted by mad bitch on Friday February 22 2013 at 18:21
Lmao. ..Humour is the lowest form ov wit hes re wrote a saying to suit greengingers view just like bobbies do in court re write evidence to fit their version ov events lol....

Reply Posted by greenginger on Friday February 22 2013 at 20:09
Actually I am not a detective or officer, Lyndon/madbitch.

At least I can spell and use the English language correctly. I do not have to put on some fake Barnsley accent whilst typing. It really is pathetic you know! :)

I have a great life by the way. It must be so hard for you to be so distrustful of the Police. It is usually because of a bad upbringing......

Reply Posted by stevo on Monday February 25 2013 at 20:54
greenginger:

At least I can spell and use the English language correctly. I do not have to put on some fake Barnsley accent whilst typing. It really is pathetic you know! :)

I beg to differ sir,Copied and pasted from your above post:

greenginger:

When you are drunk or fighting with your partner or being burgles or attacked? Yep - exactly.

Burgles?

;)

Reply Posted by mad bitch on Friday February 22 2013 at 21:39
Lmao....told ya hes hillarious!...my upbringing has nothing to do with what i think of police... Its experience ive had to endure off them makes me distrusting of them. As for a fake accent its yorkshire dialect...you dont have to be from barnsley to be able to use thee thou thy...tha nos! Lol!
If anyone is pathetic its you get a grip and try and find a sense of humour!

Reply Posted by Grim Reaper on Sunday February 24 2013 at 18:11
Only idiots try to portray the Yorkshire dialect by typing crap.

if you have had experience with the boys in blue then you must be a crim eh?

Reply Posted by mad bitch on Sunday February 24 2013 at 21:48
Another plod on here lmao!