Southsea break in needs to be "wake up call" says Lib Dem Campaigner and Retired Police Officer


Lib Dem Campaigner and retired Police Officer Richard Adair speaks out after Southsea coffee shop is broken into.

Richard Adair who served in Hampshire Constabulary as a Police Constable for 37 years has spoken out about the break in of a local coffee in Southsea. 

Cinnamon Cafe was broken into on Monday night. Richard Adair, who has received commendations for his police work, commented "Crime like this is very frustrating. What we see here is an independent coffee shop trying to do their job vandalised by no fault of their own. This needs to be a wake up call for the council and police."

"Community and restorative policing will help reduce the number of incidents like this. In Hampshire, I'm really pleased we have a good restorative justice programme but it will not replace the 1000 police staff that have been cut over recent years. I will be writing to the Chief Constable asking for them to look into ways the council, the police and the community can work closer to prevent these incidents."

"I hope Cinnamon have a speedy recovery and I'm looking forward to popping in over the week."

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