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Gang culture taking root in Montgomeryshire: MP

 
Created on 15/08/2011 @ 14:07
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The people of Montgomeryshire should not be blaming last week’s riots on ‘English gang culture’ and be wary of the growing menace closer to home, according to MP Glyn Davies.
 
Mr Davies was speaking in support of the under-fire police forces across Britain who have been accused by some quarters of reacting too soft and too slow to the riots which dominated last week’s news.
 
Mr Davies said: “Let's not pretend that this is an 'English' problem. The reality is that gang culture is taking root everywhere, even in low crime places like Montgomeryshire, and it must be confronted and defeated.

“We must all be grateful to our police, who reclaimed our towns and cities from the criminals who set out to turn Britain into a lawless state. When the scale of threat became obvious, the police really stepped up to the plate and drove the thugs and looters off the streets, and have rounded up many of them to face the consequences of their crimes.

“The scale of the violence was a wake-up call for the whole of Britain, and teaches us that the first priority of our police is to keep public order, and protect people and their property - by whatever force is needed.”
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