RISHI Sunak will crack down on phone snatchers by handing police powers to bust into their homes without a search warrant.
Rishi Sunak will crack down on phone snatchers by handing police powers to bust into their homes without a search warrant[/caption]
Sometimes victims have to wait weeks before a warrant is secured to take action.
A Home Office source called it a “game-changer” as it will allow authorities to “act more swiftly and catch criminals sooner”.
It will also be made a criminal offence to possess, make or supply electronic devices such as signal jammers used to steal vehicles.
It will be punishable by up to five years in prison.
Both plans will be unveiled on Tuesday when Charles will deliver the first King’s Speech in seven decades to mark the start of the next session of Parliament.
Last night Mr Sunak also doubled-down on his roll-back of eco policies.
He said: “Just as I have done with energy security, net zero, illegal migration and HS2, the King’s Speech will take the long-term decisions to address the challenges this country faces, not the easy way out with short-term gimmicks.”
Downing Street said the speech would build on the priorities of growing the economy and safeguarding the UK’s energy independence.
It will also ensure the country is “fully securing the benefits of Brexit”.