Boss: I had to watch firm being raided but police couldn’t come until morning!

Boss: I had to watch firm being raided but police couldn’t come until morning

A businessman who called police when he saw a break-in at his firm on CCTV said he was left to watch it unfold after being told officers could not attend until the next day.

Read more at http://www.expressandstar.com/news/crime/2016/05/19/boss-i-had-to-watch-firm-being-raided-but-police-couldnt-come-until-morning/#idvBJ3Ee9xk5ePmT.99

Not the sort of head lines that any one in the West Midlands County would want to read…but it happened.

What guarantees that this will not take place in Wednesfield? None what so ever!

Police resources are being stretched and the levels of policing the public are to see will cause immense problems for our communities. I think the Police and Crime Commissioner should be explaining about this and future actions. Ultimately we all know it is the Government and its relentless attacks on local government who are responsible for the resource levels and the decline of the police numbers.

But we do not have to sit quietly by and just accept it. I for one will not do that. But what I do need is to have the support of my community here in Wednesfield North fully behind me. If you live in Wednesfield North and you have a view I will be very pleased to receive it.

Police and Community Together.

Police and Community Together.

 

I asked to go on the West Midlands Crime & Police Panel, but our City Leader and the Labour Group did not accept my application. But in pursuit of better more responsive Policing there is still issues and ways in which I can speak out and promote better policing here in Wednesfield North and I will.

 

The Police service is central to living a civilised life, living safely in our communities, and of course expecting high level of protection.

Phil Bateman

Phil Bateman is Married to Mary and lives in Wednesfield North. He was a long serving local politician having served previously on the now defunct West Midlands County Council... read more

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