Campaign to resist police cuts backed by Campbell

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BLYTH Valley MP Ronnie Campbell has thrown his support behind shop workers who fear they will be left vulnerable to crime if government cuts to the police service go ahead.

Mr Campbell, pictured, is backing a campaign by the union Usdaw against what he calls an attack on police budgets.

Usdaw general secretary John Hannett said: “Every minute of every day another shopworker is assaulted, threatened or abused.

“Does anyone really believe that by cutting frontline policing crime will continue to fall?”

Mr Campbell said: “I share Usdaw’s concerns and that is why I welcome their excellent and necessary campaign, which I very much support.

“High profile policing is crucial to keeping workers, shoppers and everyone safe in our communities and that can only be achieved through proper government support and investment.”