Crime crackdown in ten cities

Revealing the ten "trailblazer" cities, a Home Office spokeswoman said extra money will be allocated for crime reduction partnerships.

The crackdown will focus on nuisance neighbours in Birmingham, Manchester, Sheffield and Sunderland.

The focus on begging will centre on Brighton, Bristol, Leeds, and Camden and Westminster in London.

London, in partnership with the Association of Local Government, will join Liverpool as the two cities with a focus on cracking down on abandoned cars.

There will also be a nationwide initiative on graffiti in partnership with British Transport Police.

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