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. 👍
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.