Thank you to Mr Dave Uttley of Fix Radio at Radio News Hub, London for talking about my campaign and the work that I have done. The more awareness that can be raised and obviously the more signatures that we can get is only going to help. We do not want anyone else to lose their life like the lad in Manchester this week who was detained by two lads who suspected him of breaking into their van and stealing tools. He died in hospital the early hours of Monday morning. I ask you all to keep signing and sharing my petition and let's try to do this the right way.
To: Teresa May. UK Government.
Tougher sentencing on Tool Theft Crime.
Our Government must look strongly into the growing problem of tool theft from vans and must impose much tougher penalties on those convicted of these crimes. Not only that but I will also be looking for our Government to put stricter guidelines and laws in place for selling second hand tools.
Why is this important?
It is an increasing problem Country wide for all tradesmen and women. It takes years of hard work and a large expense to build up a tool kit and a van that enables you to earn an honest living. More and more people are being affected by this crime and it needs to be stopped. I want this petition to reach Parliment to demand new laws that impose a minimum 5 year sentence on those convicted of vandalising vans and stealing tools. Also, whether it be forcing the criminals immediate family to pay the costs of van repair and tool replacement or the courts pay, we need a system that ensures any victim will be reimbursed for their loss in full immediately to enable that person to carry on working.
How it will be delivered
My local MP will be taking this petition and my campaign to Parliment to be heard.