West Mercia PCC: 'IPCC could have conducted probe'

Given the critical statement which the IPCC Deputy Chair has made in the last few hours, I am frankly surprised the IPCC did not resume conduct of the investigation – they certainly had the power to do so.

As this matter is now subject of evidence before the Home Affairs Select Committee, I feel unable to comment further. I am however seeking a meeting with the Home Secretary to discuss the matter with her.

– Bill Longmore West Mercia PCC