In the Media

People who stand up to yobs to get protection

PUBLISHED October 25, 2004

The government moved yesterday to reassure voters that it is getting the upper hand against low-level street crime and yobbish behaviour when it unveiled measures to improve witness protection in so-called "Asbo" cases.

With David Blunkett, the home secretary, this week due to issue his first annual report on the progress of the anti-social behaviour order (Asbo) strategy, his cabinet colleague, Lord Falconer, flagged up procedural reforms that ministers hope will encourage people to speak out against menacing neighbours.