12 Aug 2019

Boris Johnson pledges to increase prison sentences for violent and sexual crimes

The Prime Minister Boris Johnson has ordered a review of sentencing guidelines for violent and sexual crimes – declaring that dangerous offenders must be taken off the streets.

As part of his pledge to crack down on violent crime – the Crown Prosecution service will also get £85 million over the next two years. Downing Street insisted it was new money – although they didn’t explain where it would come from.

And critics say none of it will make communities any safer.