Siobhan Benita

Siobhan Benita on the Streatham Attack

Siobhan Benita has called for a new terrorism law review following the Streatham terror attack.

Siobhan Benita said:

"There are many worrying issues raised by the Streatham terror attack. It can't be right that an individual with a previous conviction for terror-related activities is allowed back onto our streets when he still poses a threat to the public. We need a review of terror legislation and, especially, the powers that judges have to keep our communities secure. Londoners deserve to feel safe going about their daily lives.

But more than that, it's vital we see an urgent return to community policing, which has been so starved of funding under the Conservatives. That's why I have pledged to reopen local police stations, over half of which have been closed by the current Mayor, increase the number of police in each neighbourhood, and attach officers to schools to build trust from an early age. We need officers at the heart of the community so they can be alert to potential problems at the earliest possible stage. Prevention must be given the same urgency as enforcement."

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