Police chief warns that officers may no longer respond to burglaries

Chief Constable Sara Thornton, head of the new National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC), said that significant budget cuts and the changing nature of criminality meant that police had to prioritise.

She told the BBC: “Crime is changing in this country.

“We need to move from reacting to some of those traditional crimes to thinking about focusing on threat and harm and risk and really protecting the public.

Maybe they should simply stake out Westminster and the House of Lords?