Concerns about police services in Portsmouth have now also been raised by Dr Michael Bennett, Labour’s candidate in the May elections for Hampshire Police and Crime Commissioner, who has backed the local campaign.
“I was angry to hear Simon Hayes accusing community campaigners as scaremongering. There is an increase in violent crime in Portsmouth and yet people are unaware of plans to close police services…
…By alerting local people Stephen Morgan and others have provided a public service. There has been a failure in consultation; Portsmouth needs to know the plans and discuss alternatives”.
The local Labour Party is urging residents to show their support for the campaign to keep this important service open by signing and promoting the community petition.