Thursday, September 13, 2007
Milton Keynes, Bucks: Grace Quinn
Grace, 65, of Milton Keynes, Bucks, said: 'One of my neighbours had three cars stolen in four months, and the lady next door had hers set on fire. But the police did nothing.
'Our local shops are a no-go area in the evenings because there are so many muggings. Most shops are now closing down.
'And my grown-up daughter refuses to take her mobile phone with her when she walks the dog because she's afraid of being attacked for it.
'When I moved here 34 years ago to raise my family, it was a nice, quiet place. I'm so saddened by the fact that my grandchildren aren't allowed to play outside because it's no longer safe.
'We were promised high-visibility police patrolling our streets, which is exactly what we need. Instead we've got local community officers who don't even have the power of arrest.
'I'm supporting Mums' Army because I want the authorities to start keeping their promises and get more involved before it's too late.'
Milton Keynes, Bucks