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Home Secretary Theresa May will launch a "three strikes and you're out" policy for anti-social offenders. Legislation published on Tuesday will force police to act if they receive three complaints from one person, or the same complaint from five different homeowners.
Gloria De Piero, shadow home office minister, claims to legislation will weaken police powers over anti-social behaviour. "People will be bemused that it will take 3 separate complaints, or 5 different households, before getting a response. All complaints should be dealt with, and quickly. People suffering from antisocial behaviour don't want to wait for the Government's proposed slow trigger.
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