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11/09/2015

Home Office Reassures Retailers Over Police Priorities

home office reassures retailers Government cuts increase the risk of crimes such as shoplifting, the Home Office has reassured independent retailers they will remain a priority.

Since 2010, 17,000 officers have been lost nationally with a similar number due to be lost over the next five years.

Mike Penning, minister for policing, crime, criminal justice and victims has reassured the public that all crimes reported will be taken seriously, investigated and where possible met with a tough sentence.

According to the Association of Convenience Stores, theft cost c-stores £35m a year. The association urges independent retailers to treat any crime instore as a priority and to report shoplifting and similar crimes to the police.

Source: The Grocer

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