HARMAN SLAMS PREDATORY BOOKIES

HARRIET Harman yesterday accused bookies of being “predatory” as she launched a campaign against high street betting in poor areas. She published an incendiary report claiming gambling is “destroying” neighbourhoods. But the Association of British Bookmakers hit back, saying: “We are extremely disappointed by this statement. There is no evidence to support this unwarranted attack on a responsible and well regulated leisure industry.”