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We Demand More Police in Newport

Dear John Campion, West Mercia Police Crime Commissioner.

Police officer

Sign our petition for more police (photo credit: Ollie Harding)

Recent statistics reveal that West Mercia Police has just 8.5 front line officers per 100,000 population, the second lowest ratio in the UK [Shropshire Star, Sunday Times]. This is completely unacceptable. 115 additional police are being recruited by West Mercia. However, not one of these will be stationed in Telford and Wrekin - even though our council tax will rise to cover them.

We have had a recent spate of thefts and burglaries in Newport, and it is becoming increasingly apparent that criminals see Newport as a 'soft target'. Yet residents rarely see a police officer in town.

We, the undersigned residents of Newport demand better front line police coverage - including our fair share of the 115 new officers we are helping to fund. We refuse to accept the status quo and demand a safer and more secure community.

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Even if you've already signed up to this campaign, you can use the printable signature sheet to collect more signatures from your friends and neighbours.

You could go door to door on your street or pass the sheet around at a local event. Good places to leave a few copies include shops, pubs, libraries, and post offices - but don't forget to collect them and send them back to us.

When complete, please return (as soon as possible) to: Telford and Wrekin Liberal Democrats, Thomas Janke, 65 Hallcroft Gardens, Newport TF10 7PP.