Saturday 16th February 2019
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10/05/2018 - Council leader calls for action on violent crime

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I am sure you are all as horrified as I am about the national epidemic of knife and other violent crime which has gripped the whole country in recent months and also brought tragedy to the streets of Luton.

I am deeply concerned, as is the wider community, and as Leader of Luton Council I am determined to understand and deal with the factors that are bringing these incidents to our town.
As always the council will do all we can to work with the police on this and I have already written to the Chief Constable at Bedfordshire Police to ask what robust measures can be put in place. I have also called a  special meeting of the Community Safety Partnership to see what other steps can be taken to make tackling this a priority.  
Luton is a great town that is making giant strides forward, and I’m not prepared to allow a mindless minority to damage this by thinking  they are above the law. Together we will tackle this and stop individual’s and families’ futures being destroyed through senseless acts of violence.
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