Posted in Conservatives, MPs, tagged Bristol, Bristol Politics, Conservatives, Crime, Filton, Jack Lopresti, New York, Police on May 27, 2011 |
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By Rachel Clare
POLICE and residents have rejected suggestions by Conservative MP Jack Lopresti that police could solve gang problems in Filton by copying tactics used in New York when crime was rife.
In a House of Commons speech Mr Lopresti, who represents the Filton and Bradley Stoke ward, claimed his constituents were suffering at the hands of a “few thugs” who were waging a campaign of “intimidation and abuse”.
He said he was unsatisfied with the police response and invited chief constable Colin Port to meet with residents to discuss the problem.
But Avon and Somerset police told the Evening Post officers had done all they could to resolve the problem, which they called “low-level”.
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