The Guardian – Police chief warns of surge in crime as cost of living crisis fuels poverty
The Guardian has a warning that the cost of living crisis could fuel a rise in crime.
The paper quotes a police chief saying the cost-of-living crisis will trigger an increase in crime. The new chief inspector of constabulary, Andy Cooke, said officers should use “discretion” when deciding whether to prosecute people who steal in order to eat, the paper says. But he said he was not advocating an amnesty for people who committed crimes of poverty.
Today's Headlines - Summarised
The Guardian says MORE THAN 170 people who worked for the British embassy in Kabul remain in hiding in Afghanistan in fear for their lives, almost a year after the Taliban retook the country.
The Guardian says KEIR STARMER’S allies have rejected claims he is acting to block “anyone to the left of Tony Blair” from standing for the party at the next general election, as his project of reshaping Labour moves to its next stage: parliamentary selections.
The Guardian says TOTTENHAM have confirmed the signing of Richarlison from Everton on a contract to 2027. The forward has joined in a £60m deal, with £50m guaranteed and the rest in potential add-ons.
The Guardian says PRIDE IN LONDON says uniformed officers should not march in the parade, following calls from LGBTQ+ campaigners to bar them due to Scotland Yard’s “homophobic” handling of the investigation into the serial killer Stephen Port.
The Guardian says THE TEENAGER who murdered five-year-old Logan Mwangi moved into the family home five days before the killing, in a decision likened by prosecutors to throwing a lit match into a powder keg, it emerged on Thursday.
Tory deputy chief whip resigns amid sexual misconduct claims – that’s the headline of the Guardian.