MP demands action on car thefts
Croydon North MP Steve Reed has demanded immediate action to halt to car thefts and break-ins on Goldwell Road in Thornton Heath.
Steve joined Labour’s West Thornton council candidates, Stuart King, Emily Benn and Bernadette Khan, who raised the alarm after a spate of damaging car break-ins in the area. After listening to residents’ concerns, Steve asked West Thornton’s Safer Neighbourhood Police Team and Borough Police Commander, Dave Musker, to target the problem.
“It is wholly unacceptable that Goldwell Road residents no longer feel safe parking their cars on their own street. We need the police to increase patrols in the area, advise car owners how to protect their vehicles against break-ins, and consider using mobile CCTV to help catch or deter the criminals responsible for this.”
Croydon currently has fewer police officers than at the time of the riots despite promises made at the time to improve public safety. Local Conservative councillors supported the reductions.