In the Media

Lib Dems plan local crime panels

PUBLISHED September 22, 2004

A plan to allow communities to decide how some minor offenders are punished is to be unveiled at the Liberal Democrat conference in Bournemouth.

Panels of local people would decide punishment for offences like graffiti and anti-social behaviour, home affairs spokesman Mark Oaten will say.
Under the plans, a vandal could be forced to repair property they damaged.