The Policing Minister Nick Herbert has awarded Cleveland Police Authority £1.6 million pounds to assist with the costs of Operation Sacristy.
“This announcement is a great relief in that without this help, we would be in real difficulties and frontline services would eventually have suffered.
– Chair of Cleveland Police Authority, Stuart Drummond
“The Authority, Force and the Sacristy investigation team have all been rightfully subject to a rigorous independent scrutiny process prior to the money being awarded and I hope that this will provide some level of assurance to the public that the money is being spent appropriately.
– T/Chief Constable of Cleveland Police, Jacqui Cheer
“The grant is most certainly very welcome as it confirms that money set aside forother operational policing will not affected by this investigation.”