Help Greg Hands to Tackle London's Crime Rates

Rt Hon Greg Hands MP for Chelsea and Fulham reporting back

Greg Hands MP (right) and Councillor Andrew Dinsmore (centre) meeting with Minister Philp
Greg Hands MP (right) and Councillor Andrew Dinsmore (centre) meeting with Minister Philp

February 6, 2023

It was great to receive the news that two men who carried out a shocking and violent watch robbery in Chelsea in November 2021 have been jailed for 6 years and 9 months each.

Everyone deserves to know they are safe when they are walking home or are out and about in London. But right now, too many Londoners face rising crime on their doorsteps. Crime like this is a huge worry for me and residents across my constituency of Chelsea & Fulham. That is why I am working with our local Metropolitan Police officers to tackle this problem.

I have also been working closely with Fulham Conservative Councillor Andrew Dinsmore, who was himself the victim of one of the worst incidents, on Old Church Street in Chelsea, last Spring. ITV London covered the terrifying attack and recently Cllr Dinsmore and I met with Crime and Policing Minister Chris Philp at the Home Office to discuss these awful crimes. It was great to hear that the Government is already looking at new measures.

In London it is the Mayor of London’s job to work with police, cut crime and make London a safe city. Sadly, since Sadiq Khan took office, crime has hit record highs.

Instead of giving our police the resources they need, Mayor Khan is wasting more money on City Hall bureaucrats. Instead of cutting knife crime, he has let it rise to all-time highs.

Safer streets for our families are not a luxury — they are a necessity. We all have an important part to play in tackling the problem. Investment in local policing is data driven, so let’s make sure data and statistics are as up to date and accurate as they can be by reporting crime. Therefore, it is extremely important that every crime is reported via 999, 101 or online so that our local police can receive the resources they need.

I am out and about regularly, talking to Fulham residents about the issues that matter most to them, and crime is often a major concern.

Therefore, I hold regular meetings with the Borough Commander where I raise residents’ concerns directly with the Met Police. So, please do not hesitate to contact me if you have a case that I can help with!

Kind regards,

Greg Hands

The Rt Hon Greg Hands MP

Member of Parliament for Chelsea and Fulham

You can follow him on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram by searching for @GregHands


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