Today I asked the Lord Chancellor whether he agrees with me that zero tolerance approach to shop lifting is needed and that those found guilty, particularly repeat offenders, should be properly punished. There needs to be a far stronger deterrent.
Sadly it’s become debilitating for many Town centre businesses.
We shouldn’t let anything get in the way of tackling. And this includes cultural sensitivities.
I’m pleased the Lord Chancellor agreed with me. I hope those responsible for sentencing in Suffolk were listening!