Police Need More Resources -PM Stop Ignoring Us!

I am so frustrated with the Prime Minister and this rotten Conservative Government.

Let me say as clear as I can say – There is not enough Police in the West Midlands Police Force, and there is a growing crime problem in Wolverhampton fuelled by drugs, and gangs.

Every day I am told crime horror stories about issues that affect my Ward of Wednesfield North, we have had the recent human tragedy of a murder, we have had horrific burglaries, where senior citizens have been targeted. Car crime and motorcycle theft are happening almost daily.

On a daily basis citizens tools are being stolen from their  vans and light vehicles, putting their own trades and business and their own family’s future at risk.

People keep telling me they want more CCTV on the streets, they also tell me that they want more community police officers on the beat, they plead with me for the protection of their property and their family’s safety. Many individuals are deeply unhappy with the service that West Midlands Police provide for our community.

Yet all we can do is wring our hands and cry out for more resources for the Police……Shocking just shocking!

So another plea from me…Prime Minister this is not crying Wolf. We need many more Police Resources, and every time you ignore this public call, you just stoke more anger,frustration and resentment. Both against the Government and the Police, who are growing more remote from communities day by day.

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