Warwickshire Police accused of 'giving up' by watchdog

Warwickshire Police has been accused of "giving up" on investigating offences like criminal damage and vehicle crime in a new report by the Police watchdog.

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Warwickshire PCC defends force following report

A report found that Warwickshire Police did not attend certain crime-scenes Credit: ITV News Central

Warwickshire's Police and Crime Commissioner has defended the force after a report by HMIC found that officers did not go to nearly two thirds of crime-scenes involving criminal damage and vehicle crime.

Every crime and incident reported to the force is investigated, either by an officer on the scene or by a crime bureau. Under no circumstances are victims of crime expected to carry out their own investigations.

We are committed to protecting the public from criminal activity, and ensuring that they have every confidence that the police will take appropriate action should they become a victim of crime.

– Ron Ball, Warwickshire PCC

Watchdog accuses Warwickshire police of 'giving up'

Warwickshire Police has been accused of "giving up" on cases Credit: ITV Central

Warwickshire Police has been accused of "giving up" on investigating offences like criminal damage and vehicle crime in a new report by the Police watchdog.

A report by HMIC found that officers did not go to nearly two thirds of crime-scenes where these types of offences had taken place in the year up to November 2013.

The force says it tailors its approach to the needs of the communities it serves.

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