Relationship with police at low point
KNIFE and gun convictions are at the highest level in eight years, with 1,314 cautions or sentences in our police jurisdiction area. A car is stolen every hour and 9716 cars were stolen during 2017.
Police and ratepayers’ relationships are at a nadir. On numerous occasions I have dialled 999 about children as young as ten flying around Daisy Farm Park on high powered scrambler bikes with no helmets on or protective gear visible.
Not once has there been a police attendance as my call was possibly considered to be of a “low priority” by police. Locally numerous garages were broken into and a detached house was broken into and car keys were stolen and a vehicle was taken along with other expensive property.
We need not be concerned however, as our esteemed Chief Constable has all of this crime and anti social behaviour in hand via clearing off to the Commonwealth Games in Brisbane, all at ratepayers’ expense, with four of his high ranking coterie colleagues on a “fact finding” sojourn to the other side of the world.
It all just beggars all reasonable ratepayers belief. Mike Kelly, Kings Heath