In Teignmouth on Friday, December 11, Shadow Home Secretary Chris Grayling said that the Conservatives would free up the police from paperwork to get them back out on the streets, when he met with local police officers and went on a foot patrol in the town centre. He was joined by Conservative Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for the new Newton Abbot constituency, Anne Marie Morris.
During the visit, Chris and Anne Marie toured Teignmouth Police Station and talked to Inspector Chris Shaw about crime and anti-social behaviour issues in the town. They then went ‘on the beat’ with Neighbourhood Beat Officer Jim Beadle and PC Matt Jacques before getting a preview of Teignmouth’s new ‘Cop Shop’ in Wellington Street.
Chris Grayling said: “It was great to see how the Police in Teignmouth are tackling antisocial behaviour. Conservatives want to build on this good work by making sure that the Police have more powers to intervene early to stop teenagers causing trouble.”
Anne Marie said: “It was great to have the Shadow Home Secretary Chris Grayling in Teignmouth.
“It was interesting to hear about the ways that the police in Teignmouth have brought down anti-social behaviour in the town and how police officers think we may be able to help them better fight crime and anti-social behaviour.”
(from a press release)