To: Teresa May. UK Government.

Tougher sentencing on Tool Theft Crime.

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.

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Reasons for signing

  • My partner has been a victim
  • People work hard for these tools to make a living. They cost a fortune and cannot be replaced overnight, irrespective of insurance.
  • i signed because i am a victim

Updates

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