Beating shop crime together

On a recent visit to the Co-op in Worthing, Labour’s Paul Richards met with shopworkers to hear about the epidemic of looting.

‘I was genuinely shocked at what I saw and heard’ said Paul Richards, ‘Looting is a daily event, with the police seldom responding. The looters are well-known in the town, are stealing to order, and even supplying food like steaks and olive oil to local restaurants.

I stand with shopworkers’ union USDAW in supporting shopworkers, and as police and crime commissioner I will ensure police turn up to arrest looters, and we tackle the addiction issues that so often fuel looting.’