Friday 20 May 2022 12:34 AM Kit Malthouse condemns police chief who said prosecuting thieves stealing to ... trends now

Friday 20 May 2022 12:34 AM Kit Malthouse condemns police chief who said prosecuting thieves stealing to ... trends now
Friday 20 May 2022 12:34 AM Kit Malthouse condemns police chief who said prosecuting thieves stealing to ... trends now

Friday 20 May 2022 12:34 AM Kit Malthouse condemns police chief who said prosecuting thieves stealing to ... trends now

Policing Minister Kit Malthouse slaps down 'old-fashioned' police chief after he encouraged officers to turn a blind eye to shoplifters stealing to eat Andy Cooke said charging shoplifters stealing to eat should up to 'discretion'  Kit Malthouse has condemned the former Merseyside police chief remarks The policing minister said ordered officers not to turn a blind eye to any crime 

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The policing minister slapped down the new chief inspector of constabulary yesterday for his ‘old-fashioned thinking’ about letting off shoplifters.  

Andy Cooke incurred the wrath of retailers when he said officers should use their ‘discretion’ in deciding whether to prosecute shoplifters stealing to eat. 

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