Dear Mr Ellis,
They tell me of increasing and alarming levels of crime in Stone over recent months – reports of windows being smashed, anti-social behaviour, violence, theft, criminal damage and mindless vandalism, drugs abuse and arson. I am told incidents are being reported almost daily in the community and residents are afraid when they go out and in their own homes. They tell me they feel there is a lack of visible policing in the local area.
I am certain this has to be dealt with at once and I would like to know in detail what steps are being taken and how many officers are being put on to solve this problem. What steps are being taken to ascertain who is behind this and have any individuals been interviewed, arrested or questioned. Because the matter is of deep concern and appears to be organised, what steps are being taken to reassure the affected community, eradicate this behaviour and bring the offenders to justice?
Please could you send me a report on this urgent issue by this evening.
Sir William Cash MP