Cut Crime, NOT POLICE.
Mary pictured with Yvette Cooper, Shadow Home Affairs Minister.
Mary said “The Tories and Lib Dems have failed to protect policing and the fight against crime and anti-social behaviour. These are reckless cuts which will hit our area hard. I am very concerned about what these cuts will mean for police officers and PCSO numbers in our area. They will undermine all the progress we have made to tackle crime and anti-social behaviour in North Tyneside”.
(450 civilian staff)
“Northumbria Police will lose 450 civilian posts in the face of Government budget cuts, Chief Constable Sue Sim said today. The top officer said the North East force expects to lose GBP34 million from its funding as a result of the spending review.”