Jeremy Clarkson says his daughter won’t go to local shopping centre as it’s ‘permanently full of gangs’

Mr Clarkson has urged police forces to tackle crimes 'that matter' instead of 'watching a group of ecoherberts who've glued themselves to the road'

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Jeremy Clarkson says his daughter won’t go to the local shopping centre because it’s “permanently full of gangs with bats and blades”.

Mr Clarkson, a father of three, has urged police forces to tackle crimes “that matter”.

The 62-year-old, whose daughter lives in London, said that the “gangs” can “do whatever they want” because they “know for a fact” that the police won’t come.

The television presenter added that forces are too busy trying to catch people “with a bit of powder” or “watching a group of ecoherberts who've glued themselves to the road".

Jeremy Clarkson
Jeremy Clarkson
A police officer speaks to Just Stop Oil activists blocking a road
A police officer speaks to Just Stop Oil activists blocking a road

He added: “Eco-idiots don't matter. Hate crimes don't matter. A bit of light druggery doesn't matter.

“Doing 34mph doesn't matter. No one cares about any of this,” he told The Times.

Mr Clarkson added that people can "no longer wear a watch when you go into town".

While some young people "now believe that paying for a phone is optional”.

On Monday, six Just Stop Oil protesters were arrested on suspicion of criminal damage after they sprayed paint from fire extinguishers on the Home Office, the MI5 building, the Bank of England and the headquarters of News Corp at London Bridge

In a statement, the Metropolitan Police said: “At around 08:20hrs, Thames House in Millbank was sprayed with paint. Officers responded and made one arrest for criminal damage at 08:45hrs.

“At around 08:29hrs, the News UK building in London Bridge Street was sprayed with paint. Officers responded and made one arrest for criminal damage at 08:46hrs.

“At around 08:39hrs, two people sprayed the Home Office in Marsham Street with paint. They were arrested on suspicion of criminal damage by Met officers at 08:41hrs.

“All those arrested have been taken into custody at a central London police station.

“City of London Police officers have arrested a further two people who sprayed the Bank of England in Threadneedle Street at around 08:30hrs."