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Rishi Sunak promises anti-social behaviour crackdown

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People who vandalise public spaces will have to repair the damage they cause within 48 hours of being given an order, under new government plans.
Ednews reports citing BBC news that communities will also have a say on how offenders are punished, No 10 said.
The pilot, covering 10 areas, aims to show the public such acts are "quickly and visibly" punished.
But Labour accused the government of "slashing" neighbourhood policing and trying to copying their plan on "tough community payback".
The pilot forms part of a crackdown on anti-social behaviour, which Prime Minister Rishi Sunak will announce on Monday.
Mr Sunak hopes the measures will stamp out the scourge of anti-social behaviour "once and for all".
The new plans will see police and crime commissioners (PCCs) given funding to ensure people responsible for offences such as graffiti and vandalism start repair work as soon as possible.
Offenders will be made to wear jumpsuits or hi-vis jackets and work under supervision so that they are visible to members of the public, to assure them "justice is being done".
In cases where damage has already been cleaned up, they will be assigned other tasks which benefit their local area, such as litter picking or volunteering in shops.
Further detail on where the pilots will take place and how much it will cost is expected to be set out in the coming days.
It will be rolled out across England and Wales in 2024.

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