MP thanks police for security advice

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AN MP has praised police for their actions in giving security advice in the wake of a politician being murdered.

Suella Fernandes said Chief Inspector Sharon Woolrich and her team had given advice in the wake of Labour MP Jo Cox being killed last month.

The Fareham MP said: ‘I’m pleased that overall rates of crime have fallen in the last year, and I was able to pay tribute to our local officers and thank them and Sharon for the work they do to keep us all safe.

‘That work has a personal resonance for me following the appalling murder of Jo Cox – and I have been very grateful to the local police for providing support and advice to me and my staff.’

Miss Fernandes also discussed the new Psychoactive Substances Act, which bans the supply of legal highs.

She said: ‘Users run the risk of addiction and severe harm, but for too long the authorities have had to play a game of cat and mouse, with new drugs hitting the market faster than they can be banned. The new approach under this law has put a stop to that.’