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.
“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.
“The grant is most certainly very welcome as it confirms that money set aside forother operational policing will not affected by this investigation.”
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