MP thanks police for security advice

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

Thursday, 7th July 2016, 6:00 am

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.’

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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.’