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Priti Patel: There must be no weak spots in efforts to cut crime

Cutting crime is “non-negotiable” and there must be “no weak spots” in efforts to do so, the Home Secretary has told police chiefs. Speaking at a crime conference on Wednesday, Priti Patel said she is “unequivocal” in her support for officers but added: “We need to pull out all the stops to deliver the decline in crime that people want to see. “There must be no weak spots. “These outcomes will be non-negotiable and I will be unapologetic about holding you to account. “Together we can lengthen the long arm of the law to ensure no criminals can escape – and, importantly, the public can have the trust in policing that you all deserve.”

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