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Wednesday, July 25, 2007

 

‘Army of hoodies’ costs us £3bn

‘Druken yobs are roaming towns and cities like “an occupying army”, MPs claimed yesterday.

But ministers have no idea whether the £3.4billion a year spent tackling yobs is effective.

Anti-social behaviour is turning many places into no-go areas, with a small number of families causing “misery and despair” to their communities, the Commons Public Accounts Committee said. [..]

He said: “No civilised country should have to put up with what can seem like an occupying army loose in the streets.”‘




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