MP praises additional £100 million funding to tackle knife crime

March 24, 2019

 

 

 

 

MP praises additional funding to tackle knife crime

 

LOCAL MP, Mark Spencer has praised additional funding the Government has announced in a bid to tackle knife crime.

 

Earlier this month, the Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, announced an additional £100 million of funding in 2019/20 to tackle serious violence and crime.

 

Discussing the move, MP Mark Spencer said:

 

“I think this additional funding is a very proactive move from the home secretary. Like most people, I’ve been appalled when I’ve read about the recent knife attacks, so I think this extra £100 million of funding is a huge positive, and will help us not just deal with crime, but also to prevent crime from occurring.”

 

“It builds on the Police Settlement which the Government announced a few months ago, which increases Police funding by up to £970 million.”

 

"Specifically for us here in Nottinghamshire, Notts Police should get up to £13.1 million of extra funding, as part of the Police Settlement 2019/20."

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