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Have your say on local policing in Alston

Peter McCall, Cumbria’s Police & Crime Commissioner Credit: ITV Border

Cumbria’s Police & Crime Commissioner, Peter McCall, will be hosting a public surgery in Alston for people to share their views on local policing.

I am really keen to speak to as many people as possible across the county, as I have found it a really valuable experience in the past, and helps give me a real feel for what people are feeling and experiencing out in our communities. Holding surgeries such as these is just one of the ways that I plan to interact with members of the public, and I urge people to take the opportunity to come along for a chat. I really want to get out in the community to see for myself the issues and how policing can help.

– Peter McCall, Cumbria’s Police & Crime Commissioner

The session will be taking place at the Police Desk in the Library at Alston, between 10am and 12pm, on Wednesday 28 June.

People interested in attending do not need to make an appointment.

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Police Commissioner responds to misconduct investigation

Cumbria's Police and Crime Commissioner, Peter McCall, has responded to the IPCC's investigation into possible misconduct by two officers, during their response to Melinda Korosi's reports of sexual assault prior to her murder.

In the murder trial on 1st March, the court heard Melinda Korosi made claims to an independent domestic violence advisor, and it was concluded she was at "very high risk".

She then made disclosures to police in an interview just six days before her death.

Police and Crime Commissioner issues Christmas message

Cumbria's Police and Crime Commissioner, Peter McCall Credit: ITV Border

Cumbria's Police and Crime Commissioner Peter McCall has praised the county's community spirit in his Christmas message.

“I would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy NewYear.

"It is nearly eight months since I have been elected as Police and Crime Commissioner. During that time I have encountered and been genuinely impressed by the community spirit and I would like to thank you all for making Cumbria the safe place that we have all come to appreciate and expect.

"I talk about ‘we not they’ and Christmas is no different to any other time of year. We must all look out for ourselves and each other whether that is keeping our homes secure, looking out for neighbours or reporting a crime.

"The Christmas message is very clear ‘do the right thing’ that includes don’t drive whilst under the influence of drink or drugs. Disappointingly, Christmas is a time of year where domestic violence increases. This is unacceptable. If you are a victim of domestic violence please come forward and report it to the police. It is only by taking that brave step of coming forward that you can break the cycle of abuse.

"I would like to thank all the police officers, PCSOs and police staff for all their hard work over the last year to keep us safe and especially those that are working over the busy Christmas period.

"I am looking forward to the new challenges of 2017 with the launch of the youth commission, developing blue light collaboration and improving the support to the police when dealing with people in mental health crisis. Of course, we can only deliver these with the help of our partners across the county. I look forward to working together to make Cumbria an even safer place.”

– Peter McCall, Cumbria Police and Crime Commissioner

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