Priti calls for robust laws to tackle crime
Former Home Secretary and Witham MP Priti Patel has called for new robust laws to be put in place to tackle a range of crimes that blight our communities.
Speaking during a debate on the Criminal Justice Bill in the House of Commons, Priti praised the work of the police and welcomed new measures to tackle knife crime, manage offenders convicted of domestic abuse and violence crimes, and close loopholes to punish people who are responsible for recording intimate images without consent and revenge porn. She also called on the Government to introduce a new criminal offence of spiking and ensure measures put in place in legislation to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour are implemented in a way that is effective, supports victims, and keeps our communities safer.
Priti, who delivered 20,000 more police officers as Home Secretary and a range of new laws to help fight crime and punish offenders, said:
“Protecting our communities from crime and supporting our police should always be a priority for the Government. During my time as Home Secretary I was proud to secure investment in 20,000 new police officers, take through new laws to protect victims and work with our law enforcement agencies to tackle serious organised crime, drug gangs and violent crime. But as criminals change their methods we need to adapt out laws to fight crime and anti-social behaviour.”
“The new laws proposed by the Government build on the work I took forward and I am pleased that more will be done to tackle knife crime, those who commit the vile act of revenge porn, stop offenders possessing technologies used to steal vehicles and protect victims of domestic abuse. I will also be pressing the Government to look to introduce a new offence of spiking, as this is a horrific crime and those who carry out these acts should be punished with lengthy sentences.”