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Sara Thornton: England and Wales Police May No Longer Attend Burglaries

The public should not expect to see a police officer after crimes such as burglary, the head of the new National Police Chiefs’ Council has said.

Sara Thornton told the BBC’s Victoria Derbyshire budget cuts and the changing nature of criminality meant police in England and Wales had to prioritise.

She said it “could be” that if an iPad was stolen from a home an officer would not come round to investigate.

There had to be a “conversation with the public” over priorities, she added.

Ms Thornton has said that forces need radical reform if they are to survive budget cuts.

She said police budgets had been cut “significantly” – by 25% over four years – and they were expected to be cut further.

“Over 10 years we will have lost about 70,000 posts and I don’t think it’s possible to carry on doing what we’ve always done, as we will just fail the public but also cause unacceptable stress among our officers and staff,” she said.

Read more on BBC News.

Source: www.bbc.com


Drug Dealers Sentenced To Two Months For Assaulting North Wales Police Officer

North Wales PC Meurig Jones stopped the two men from Liverpool and found cannabis worth more than £5,000 in their car before they attacked him. The constable needed hospital treatment after one of the men put the officer in a headlock and drove him to the ground.

Defence attorney said both men (who arrived 90 minutes late to the hearing) had admitted their guilt at the earliest opportunity and said the assault on the police officer was an act of “desperation”.

Judge rebuked and jailed the pair for a combined 46 months for drug offences, including two months each for assault police.

Chief Inspector Darren Wareing from North Wales Police said: “I welcome the sentences handed down to the two individuals and hope that this serves as a reminder to anyone connected with the supply of drugs that you will be caught, prosecuted, convicted and sentenced for such crimes.

“The officer in this case was merely doing his job and whilst the nature of policing carries some risk, assaulting a police officer is totally unacceptable.”

Read more in the Daily Post.

Source: www.dailypost.co.uk

Ed: still not enough, not matching community expectations for longer jail sentences for anyone who assaults Police officers.

The South Wales Police Officer Who Helped Track Down Europe’s Notorious War Criminals

He went from Caerphilly CID to working secret investigations in Bosnia to help track down some of Eastern Europe’s Most Wanted. The South Wales policeman turned war crimes investigator has helped bring 20 soldiers, paramilitary and military leaders guilty of war crimes and genocide in Bosnia to trial in the Hague.

Read the full story on the Wales Online website.

Source: www.walesonline.co.uk

Sensory Tunnel Re-creates Blind Challenges for Police

A charity gives North Wales Police an insight into the difficulties faced by blind people with the use of a sensory tunnel.

Guide Dogs Cymru is to visit 10 sites, starting at Caernarfon Police Headquarters, in Gwynedd, on Monday.

Source: www.bbc.com

Ed: perhaps we can also raise awareness about officers losing eyesight