Alan recently went along to the Queen Alexandra Road Campus of TyneMet College to give a talk to A Level Sociology students about knife crime. He was joined by Newcastle Councillor and candidate for Police and Crime Commissioner, Kim McGuinness.
Speaking after the event Alan said “Government cuts have meant that Northumbria Police has lost over 1000 officers in the last decade. Crime is rising and response times are longer. The police are doing their best but they are being let down by a government who aren’t giving them the money they desperately need.
I’m clear that the focus needs to be on fighting crime and keeping communities safe, after all, people join the police force to serve and protect the public. I will continue to make the case to government for proper funding for the police.”