Thursday, September 13, 2007


Milton Keynes, Bucks: Grace Quinn

When Grace Quinn saw her neighbour's car being set alight, she immediately called the police. After they failed to show up, she called the Mums' Army Hotline.
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.'
Grace Quinn,
Milton Keynes, Bucks

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