Alcohol-Fuelled Crime Concerns in York
12:00am 7th August 2012
(Updated 7:27am 7th August 2012)
Conservative Police and Crime Commissioner candidate Julia Mulligan has discusses powers to tackle alcohol-fuelled crime and disorder in York with the Tory Party's Chairman Baroness Warsi.
On a visit to the City of York, they discussed how different organisations can work together to tackle anti-social behaviour more effectively and in particular identify vulnerable victims.
Julia also took the opportunity to discuss the new money announced by the Government to deal with 'troubled families' and the impact they could have, and how Neighbourhood Watch and volunteers in York are proving to be more effective than paid staff in other areas.
Commenting, Conservative Police and Crime Commissioner candidate Julia Mulligan said:
"Initiatives like Safer York are superb but more must be done to deal with anti-social behaviour related to excessive night-time drinking in the city centre.
"In April, half of York's reported crime was anti-social behaviour.
"It's time we make full use of powers designed to cut drink-related crime in our city, which destroys lives and ruins communities."
Baroness Warsi said:
'Julia is a great candidate. She is committed to cutting tackling crime and antisocial behaviour and making North Yorkshire's communities safer'.
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