Q What will you do to at­tempt to re­duce clas­sic car-re­lated crime? Own­ers are con­cerned by the in­crease in older cars be­ing tar­geted.

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‘Cuts to po­lice as they deal with more crime such as clas­sic car thefts is un­ac­cept­able. That’s why we will put 10,000 new po­lice of­fi­cers on our streets. The model of ef­fec­tive polic­ing we are com­mit­ted to will see the po­lice work­ing with com­mu­ni­ties to set priorities based on lo­cal need. To strengthen the bond be­tween lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties and the po­lice, we want to give peo­ple a say over neigh­bour­hood polic­ing priorities, as well as in the ap­point­ment of lo­cal po­lice com­man­ders. And we will en­sure a more joined-up ap­proach be­tween the po­lice and other pub­lic bod­ies to pre­vent crime such as clas­sic car-re­lated crime.’


‘We need to re­lieve the fi­nan­cial pres­sure on po­lice across the coun­try, so that they can com­bat all types of crime more ef­fec­tively. The Lib Dems will pro­vide an ad­di­tional £300 mil­lion a year to lo­cal po­lice forces, and end the one per cent cap on pay rises for po­lice of­fi­cers and other pub­lic sec­tor work­ers. This will give po­lice the re­sources they need to in­crease the flow of com­mu­nity in­tel­li­gence, use data more ef­fec­tively, and re­duce crime – in­clud­ing theft.’


‘ We’re not sure that this is a gov­ern­ment-re­lated pol­icy but we would be open to sig­nif­i­cantly in­creas­ing the penal­ties for such crimes.’

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