Due to rising cost of living
British police ready for wave of violence
Due to high energy prices, life in Great Britain is becoming more and more expensive. Indeed, the situation is so dire that the British police are preparing for a wave of violence and unrest in the winter.
British police are preparing for rising crime in winter. (icon picture)
Police chiefs in Britain are preparing contingency plans. Officials fear a “tidal wave” of violent crime and public unrest in the winter. Britain is facing rising cost of living due to high energy prices – and things are unlikely to get better in the coldest part of the year.
So in winter, millions of Britons could be “in financial trouble”. This is reported by the newspaper “Daily Mail”. That’s why officials are concerned that “economic turmoil and financial instability” could lead to a huge increase in crime.
“The Crisis Makes It Even Easier for Criminals”
According to the leaked strategy document, police expect an increase in shoplifting, theft, online fraud, extortion and other thefts. There is a “complex and unpredictable risk” and a “greater risk of civil unrest”.
Apart from economic crimes, the police chief is also preparing that many children may join the gang. Similarly, women can become increasingly victims of sexual abuse.
Police Commissioner Emily Sparrell told the Daily Mail: “The cost of living crisis will make it even easier for criminals to manipulate and control people.” Commissioner Simon Foster also fears a crime wave: “I am particularly concerned that vulnerable young people are at increased risk of becoming victims of crime and criminal exploitation as the cost of living crisis worsens.”
Pipeline still out of service
Great Britain is badly affected by the lack of gas supplies from Russia. It was only on Friday that the world’s largest country announced that the crucial Nord Stream 1 pipeline, which delivers gas to Europe, could not go into operation as planned. The reason for this is a leak that was identified together by experts from Siemens Energy.
However, Siemens Energy expressed doubts about the rationale. The company explained: “As a manufacturer of turbines, we can only say that such a discovery does not constitute a technical reason for the termination of operations.” Many believe that Putin is trying to blackmail the West with stalled gas supplies. (obf)