Canning wants access to free legal aid restricted for repeat offenders

A Councillor wants repeat criminal offenders to have their access to free legal aid restricted.

Paul Canning says there are some people with hundreds of criminal convictions who should not have free legal aid and wants the council to see if legislation can be changed to ensure that is the case.

The matter will now be referred to the Joint Policing Committee to be examined further.

Councillor Cannning says the system is being abused............