Sajid Javid: 'I could have had a life of crime'

Home secretary takes personal tone in first major speech on crime as leadership race looms

Sajid Javid has suggested he could have ended up in a life of crime, having grown up in a poor neighbourhood where fellow pupils shoplifted and were recruited by drug dealers.

In a speech on tackling serious violence, the home secretary launched an enthusiastic defence of stop and search, a police tactic discouraged by Theresa May because of the divisive effect on communities.

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Source: The Guardian
Sajid Javid: 'I could have had a life of crime'