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Dagenham and Rainham MP launches petition to get more funding for policing

PUBLISHED: 16:00 10 September 2018

Jon Cruddas' Time on Crime campaign aims to get more funding for police. Picture: Andrew Achilleos

Jon Cruddas' Time on Crime campaign aims to get more funding for police. Picture: Andrew Achilleos

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The MP for Dagenham and Rainham is launching a petition to get the government investing more in policing.

Jon Cruddas’ Time on Crime campaign is calling for a new government strategy which will prioritise areas of high crime in London.

The campaign comes after a rise in knife and moped related crime in Dagenham and Rainham in the last year.

Jon Cruddas said: “The bottom line is that we need more investment in our police. That is why I am launching a constituency-wide campaign demanding better for Dagenham, Rainham, South Hornchurch and Elm Park.

“There has been a visible increase in violent crime and while the mayor of London is doing what he can to support the Met Police, it is just a drop in the ocean.”

The petition will officially launch in Dagenham on October 27 and Havering on September 29. To collect signatures on your street, email andrew.achilleos@parliament.uk with your name and address and a subject line of CRIME AND POLICING PETITION.

To sign the petition as part of the MP’s survey on knife crime, visit joncruddas.org.uk/calling-time-crime.

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