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Police representatives questioned on violence and abuse towards retail workers

27 April 2021

The Home Affairs Committee session investigates how police forces respond to incidents of violence and abuse towards staff working in the retail sector. 


Wednesday 28 April, virtual meeting

At 10.00am

  • Amanda Blakeman, Deputy Chief Constable, Gwent Police
  • Ian Dyson, Commissioner of the City of London Police
  • Patrick Holdaway, Chief Inspector, Hampshire Police
  • David Jamieson, retiring West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner

It also examines proposals for combatting growing trends in physical and verbal abuse and discuss what Police and Crime Commissioners can do to drive improvements. The session is likely to address the potential for a new criminal offence and to consider the potential of drug rehabilitation services to improve rates of retail crime.

The session also provides an opportunity for the Committee to examine the work of the National Business Crime Centre and its role providing leadership on business crime.

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