Public sexual harassment to be made a crime

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Harassing women with lewd comments on the streets could become a crime as part of plans to outlaw “public sexual harassment” announced next week.

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The move is one of a series of law and order measures to be unveiled in a series of government announcements, including Boris Johnson eliminating 2,000 “county lines” drug gangs and introducing drug-testing on arrests for all offenses. See also promise to do.

Anyone who tests positive will be given the option of rehabilitation assistance or difficult treatment by the criminal justice system.


A separate white paper on prisons would crack down on drugs by forcing staff and visitors to walk through airport-style scanners and be screened by sniffer dogs.

In the meantime, police will be encouraged to identify drug-users from phone numbers recorded on dealers’ phones and target them with messages seeking support for cessation of illegal substances. And an advertising campaign on university campuses cautioning students against engaging in drugs.

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Neither Downing Street nor the Home Office will discuss today what is expected to be a series of announcements over the coming week.

But a source in Whitehall told daily Telegraph That a new offense of public sexual assault could cover behavior such as intentionally pressuring someone on public transport, persistently sexually proposing or lying on a person, and cat-calling.


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