11 Aug 2019

Government extends stop and search and promises tougher sentences for violent offenders

Police stop and search powers are to be expanded, along with tougher sentences for violent offenders, according to the Prime Minister.

The government insisted the plan would get the support of parents whose children were most at risk of getting caught up in knife crime.

Labour, however, called it a sure-fire recipe for unrest.

So will the new powers mean safer streets, or just more racial harrassment?