Amber Rudd signals support for increase in use of stop and search powers to tackle violent crime

“Amber Rudd has vowed not to “shy away” from the battle to tackle knife crime and acid attacks as she signalled her support for an increase in the use of stop and search powers” writes Jack Maidment for Meanwhile, Cressida Dick, the Metropolitan Police Commissioner, said she would back officers if instances of stop and search increase “in the fight against knife crime and street violence”. The use of stop and search was curtailed by Theresa May when she was home secretary amid concerns that people from black and…

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