Scotland Yard taskforce chief fears violence will rise as lockdown lifted

Posted by on June 13, 2021 10:56 am
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DSI Lee Hill says force anticipating increase in violent crimes from release of ‘pent-up aggression’

The head of Scotland Yard’s violent crime taskforce has said he fears the easing of lockdown will lead to a rise in violence.

DCS Lee Hill told the Guardian: “As we start to come out of lockdown, we do anticipate there will be an increase in violence. There are a number of reasons, such as pent-up aggression. Where young people have been cooped up together, and as restrictions lift, people are more mobile.”

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