A BRADFORD MP has spoken in Parliament about the impact of crime in retailers in her constituency.

Judith Cummins, MP for Bradford South, took part in the prevention of retail crime debate, highlighting the Shopwatch schemes’ role in helping to tackle the issue in Bradford South.

The scheme was designed following shopkeepers concerns regarding growing retail crime.

She said: "In Bradford South, we have seen a rise in instances of burglary and anti-social behaviour near shops, as well as a rise in theft and shoplifting. These are not victimless crimes. Repeated burglaries cause rising insurance costs that can drive small shops out of business.

“This Government are simply not giving our police forces the resources they need to do their job.”