Major Incident in Essex Debate

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Department: Home Office

Major Incident in Essex

David Hanson Excerpts
Wednesday 23rd October 2019

(9 months, 2 weeks ago)

Commons Chamber
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Priti Patel Portrait Priti Patel - Parliament Live - Hansard
23 Oct 2019, 1:22 p.m.

I thank my right hon. Friend for his remarks. He speaks with great personal insight and experience, and he is right that the trauma following such an incident will be shattering for all those involved in the recovery and emergency services. It is an important point that, for anyone who works in a frontline service or an emergency service, the trauma and post-traumatic stress of being involved in such incidents, as well as in life-saving incidents, comes back later. We will therefore not only be investing but ensuring that we support those individuals who are doing so much work locally today.

David Hanson (Delyn) (Lab) Parliament Live - Hansard
23 Oct 2019, 1:23 p.m.

This was an act of unconscionable criminality organised by gangs across Europe. Has the Home Secretary approached Europol? We are still a member of Europol, which has, at its heart, a three-year plan to tackle criminality and gangs through co-operation across Europe to track down the perpetrators of this type of crime.

Priti Patel Portrait Priti Patel - Parliament Live - Hansard
23 Oct 2019, 1:23 p.m.

This is now a live murder investigation, so all agencies will be activated in sharing information and working together. As the right hon. Gentleman says, there is a degree of organised criminality and, whether we are inside or outside Europe, we will always stand firm against this and make sure that we collaborate with all our partners.