THE JUSTICE minister, Chris Grayling joined Thurrock MP, Jackie Doyle-Price in West Thurrock to discuss crime with local businessmen.
The summit was held in Hedley Road, opposite Proctor and Gamble. Businessmen took the political leaders on a tour of their businesses and explained what type of crimes had been committed.
The crimes included metal theft, diesel theft, criminal damage and many others.
They were also joined by Conservative candidate for Essex Police Crime Commissioner, Nick Alston and Thurrock Conservative leader, Phil Anderson.
The meeting was timeous as a specific bill to target scrap metal is going through the House of Commons.
YT spoke to Mr Grayling and asked him what he has learned from the meetings.