Dartford MP calls on the Government to prioritise domestic violence cases in court backlog

Dartford MP, Gareth Johnson, has asked the Government to prioritise domestic violence cases in court to help the victims of this crime.   Speaking during an urgent question in the House of Commons on Wednesday, Mr Johnson said: “It is not surprising this pandemic has caused delays in court cases right around the world, but will my…

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Dartford MP Gareth Johnson slams dog thieves during the worst ever year for pet theft

Pet theft debate October 2020

Dartford MP Gareth Johnson has reiterated his call for tougher sentencing for pet theft during a debate in the House of Commons this week.   This issue was debated in Westminster Hall on Monday after two public petitions gained more than 260,000 signatures calling for pet theft to be made a specific offence with tougher sentencing for those who commit this ‘nasty’ crime.   Mr Johnson,…

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Dartford MP Gareth Johnson responds to shocking 43% rise in assaults on Kent emergency workers and says perpetrators should expect to go to prison

Dartford MP Gareth Johnson has expressed his shock following the revelation that assaults on emergency workers have risen by 43% between March and October. In a meeting with Kent MPs today, Kent Police Chief Constable Alan Pughsley said between March and October of this year, there have been 570 more assaults on emergency workers, bringing the total to 1910. Spitting and…

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