HC Deb 19 March 1996 vol 274 c277 10.12 pm
Mr. Nicholas Baker (North Dorset)

I have the honour to present a petition from my constituent, Mrs. Olive May Smith, and others to the House, arising out of an horrific armed robbery on Milborne St. Andrew post office in Dorset in my constituency on 22 December 1995, as a result of which the Smith family suffered serious injuries.

The petitioners ask the House to urge the Home Secretary and the Government, together with the police authorities in Dorset and other rural areas, to target rural crime and to see that police manpower is increased so as to deal with the threats to our community life from violent law breaking of this kind.

The petition has my full support and I am grateful for the opportunity to present it on behalf of my constituents.

To lie upon the Table.

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