Prison term should mean just that, says Victims’ Champion

Highlighting examples such as people shouting racial abuse, or someone trying to break in to a car, she added: “Something has gone deeply wrong that these types of behaviour are classed as a form of nuisance and left to housing associations, landlords and local authorities to deal with.”

The way police and other authorities deal treat anti-social behaviour was severely criticised in the wake of the case of Fiona Pilkington, who killed herself and her disabled daughter, Francecca, after years of abuse from a gang.

The report, Redefining Justice, calls for a rebalancing of the justice system to better support victims.

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