A charity which helps victims of crime says millions of pounds will be wasted if the government hands control of budgets to new police and crime commissioners (PCCs). The Justice Secretary wants to change the way services work to create a "faster system". But Victim Support claims:
- £21 million will be wasted on commissioning
- Cost of PCCs commissioning services would account for 18% of funding
- That's almost double the Government's own estimate of 10%
- Intensive support lost for 25,000 victims of domestic violence
More top news
Multiple explosions in a park in a Japanese city have left at least one person dead and three injured.
A man said to be armed with dangerous articles remains inside an address in west London.
Time Warner owns the Warner Bros movie studio, responsible for franchises such as Harry Potter and Batman.