Local MP calls for increased police resources for Atherton

Local MP Chris Green has urged the Greater Manchester Police and Crime Commissioner Andy Burnham to allocate more police resources in Atherton.

This comes following a spike in constituents getting in contact with the MP, raising their concerns about rising crime levels in the town.

Last year, Chris Green MP called on the government for greater police funding and with recent increases in anti-social behaviour and violent crime, the MP has also urged Mr Burnham to ensure that Atherton gets its fair share of police resources.

Mr Green said: “It’s concerning to hear my constituents tell me that they are seeing increases of both anti-social behaviour and violent crime in Atherton and I have long-been calling for increased funding for our police, so that they have the resource they need to prevent crime.

“In last year’s budget, the government announced that Greater Manchester Police will receive a £34.7million funding increase and now the Police and Crime Commissioner must that Atherton gets its fair share of this funding.

“This is why I have written to Mr Burnham, urging him to allocate greater police resources to Atherton, so that my constituents see a more visible police presence on their streets and so that our police have the resources they need to deter crime and keep us safe.”