Thursday, May 22, 2008

The worsening credit crisis could lead to ethnic violence on Britain's streets as jobs become more scarce

Julie Spence, Chief Constable of Cambridgeshire, said her officers were already struggling to cope with the consequences of migration and warned that if the economic downturn continued, it would heighten tensions in communities with large numbers of migrant workers. Speaking at the Police Federation conference in Bournemouth on Wednesday, Mrs Spence said: "We do wonder what is going to happen as the credit crunch starts to bite. We have already seen [claims that] 'people are taking our jobs'. "What does the future hold? We have to be very alive and alert to that as police officers if we want to live in cohesive communities."

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