RAWMARSH man Shaun Wright, the Labour candidate for the Police and Crime Commissioner vacancy in South Yorkshire, has pledged firm action on anti-social behaviour.
The magistrate and councillor for Rawmarsh and Parkgate said that all victims of anti-social behaviour will get a police response within 24 hours of a complaint.
The candidate himself lives near the Manor Farm estate at Rawmarsh that was dubbed the ‘Bronx of Rotherham’ by some locals, following a spate of incidents last year.
Mr Wright made his vow after the Government announced plans he claims will leave police forces with less power and force people to wait longer for help.
The Government wants to scrap anti-social behaviour orders and make victims wait until they have made three separate complaints before they get a police response. And police use of CCTV cameras to deter crime will be restricted due to red tape procedures, following the introduction of the Government’s Protection of Freedoms Act, Mr Wright claimed.
Furthermore, he pointed to the loss of over 400 police posts in South Yorkshire, that will leave fewer bobbies to tackle anti-social behaviour.