SDLP politicising policing not tackling crime

DUP South Belfast hopeful Jimmy Spratt has “insisted the SDLP was ‘strong on developing’ political issues concerning policing, but hadn’t revealed how it would deal with neighbourhood crime”.He continued:

“I have been quite clear during this campaign in articulating the need for more resources to be directed towards policing, with more officers out patrolling our streets. “Not only will more resources and more officers create greater community confidence and a greater deterrent, but it will also make a significant impact in increasing crime clearance rates

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