To: Teresa May. UK Government.

Tool Crime. Deserves Time.

Tool Crime. Deserves Time.

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 2 year sentence on those convicted of vandalising vans and stealing tools. Also, 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.

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Reasons for signing

  • I recently got my van broken into and all my power tools taken, it’s not just the financial impact it’s also the mental torture of worrying about it happening again, feeling unsafe in your own property and always feeling like a target. We need these scum bags taken off the streets, and if the police won’t do it I’d imagine other people will if they catch them
  • Police are useless and do nothing
  • Live in Hull and heard about Paul. He runs hull 4 heros a charity to help veterans get houses. He has been helping out at diy sos, had his van broken into and all tools stolen. The scumbags that have done this need to rot in prison.

Updates

2018-03-13 22:54:50 +0000

https://m.facebook.com/groups/1054173427960614?view=permalink&id=1888546044523344

2018-02-14 11:29:07 +0000

20,000 signatures reached

2018-02-04 18:46:38 +0000

Getting ever closer to the 20000 on line signatures. Every single signature will be massive when we get to Parliment. Let's keep pushing this & make these changes happen.

2018-01-30 22:58:36 +0000

This is the full article from my story on Central News.
https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2023842261203934&id=100007345391812

2018-01-30 18:00:09 +0000

The biggest impact for all of us after having our tools stolen is the delay in payment from our insurance companies which stops us returning to work and earning a living. I've been working very hard with a top insursnce broker and I have eradicated this problem and have a very exciting tool cover insurance policy coming very soon. We are all being made to suffer from all angles in the construction industry. This policy is there to help and lighten the burden and stress of having your tools stolen.

2018-01-26 08:38:35 +0000

This link just shows a short clip of me on ITV News promoting the campaign and more importantly highlighting how serious this problem is. ITN news have contacted me this week regarding doing a full half hour programme. The more awareness that we can all keep creating then the better chance we've got of stopping this crime.
https://m.facebook.com/groups/1031494583539320?view=permalink&id=1690122241009881

2017-12-14 00:00:41 +0000

I've now joined forces with the brilliant group Builders Talk Group & the brilliant team that run it to really push this campaign forward. It's no longer just about demanding tougher sentencing and punishments, there's so much more involved now. Thank you to everyone for all of your support & let's keep this going. 👍

2017-12-10 18:56:34 +0000

10,000 signatures reached

2017-11-08 11:41:19 +0000

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.

2017-10-09 20:28:40 +0100

Local press are becoming more interested now. Even though they are wanting to twist my story & run their own story which is causing me a constant headache they are still interested which can only be a good thing to get the coverage & message out there that all of us in the construction industry need help with the horrendous crime that is affecting us all. Over 6000 signatures now. Thank you to each & every one of you.

2017-09-16 20:06:22 +0100

5,000 signatures reached

2017-09-12 22:06:00 +0100

I've been invited to a live interview on BBC WM this Monday. Really looking forward to this.

2017-08-23 22:20:49 +0100

Local press involved. More & more companies backing my campaign & this is going to make a difference. Thank you to everyone who has signed my petition so far.

2017-08-09 22:19:59 +0100

Brilliant to see that Makita UK have given me their backing and have joined my campaign. Thank you to all of the team at Makita UK. They know how important and serious this is..

2017-08-02 21:02:19 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2017-08-01 22:28:03 +0100

500 signatures reached

2017-07-27 19:30:12 +0100

100 signatures reached

2017-07-27 18:46:26 +0100

50 signatures reached

2017-07-27 18:13:03 +0100

25 signatures reached

2017-07-27 15:15:46 +0100

10 signatures reached