- Tyne Tees
Ian Swales, Liberal Democrat MP for Redcar, is delighted with the news that the Government has agreed to cover the costs of Operation Sacristy.
The costs have now reached £1.6 million.
He believes that there would be a significant impact on police budgets if they had to cover the costs.
I am delighted that the Home Office are paying for the costs of the enquiry of the alleged wrongdoing at Cleveland Police. At a time when police budgets are under tremendous pressure, it would have been wrong to see the police having to make even bigger savings due to these one-off costs.’
‘I have been campaigning hard in Parliament for this to happen and am pleased to have played a part in ensuring that local people continue to get the excellent service that they deserve.’
More top news
A North Yorkshire town has joined together to build a performing arts school from a stockroom in just six weeks' time.
A look ahead at the forecast for the Tyne Tees region.
Children's heart surgery in Newcastle will need to meet much tougher standards under new plans.