Violent attack on teenager makes him stand for local council

This is Gloucestershire reports:

WHEN teenager Joe Harris was viciously mugged by a hooded gang he elected to take on the establishment.

The 17-year-old was battered to the ground and threatened with death in a Cirencester alley.

So he personally challenged Cotswold District Council to accept there was a problem with “random violent attacks” in the town.

As a follow up he’s decide to run for both the district council and the local town council, saying:

I was able to pose a question to the full council but I felt they didn’t really answer it.

It was almost as if they slapped me away with the back of the hand and said ‘you’re not important’ and they had their own agenda.

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4 Comments

  • Looking at the link it seems that he believes very strongly in the virtues of CCTV

    ‘We also need to reinstate the town’s CCTV manned monitoring hours as that’s invaluable.”

    Interesting stance for a Lib Dem.

  • @Duncan – CCTV has its place, it’s what you do with the film and how you manage the areas not covered that’s more important. I was initially sceptical, but having seen it in action in my own ward it does work. There is a risk that disorder is merely displaced to outlying areas, but careful policing can minimise this.

  • Joe will be a great councillor if he’s elected in May. His energy and determination will certainly shake the Cotswold Tories up!

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