Victims and witnesses of crime are being offered more help in Wiltshire.
A joint project starting today between the Police and Crime Commissioner and the force aims to provide more integrated support through the criminal justice process.
Wiltshire Police has revealed that the Police and Crime Commissioner for Wiltshire and Swindon has been taken ill.
The force says that Angus Macpherson fell ill while undertaking his duties this morning. He has been taken to hospital.
A swearing-in ceremony for the newly elected Police and Crime Commissioner for Avon and Somerset will take place in Bristol later. Sue Mountstevens will read an oath to publicly set out her commitment to tackling her new role. The event will be held at The Station this afternoon.
Wiltshire has become the first force in the country to announce their new Police and Crime Commissioner.
The Conservative Angus Macpherson was elected.
Wiltshire was the only county to count and declare the election overnight. Avon & Somerset, Gloucestershire and Dorset forces are counting today.
Mr Macpherson, who has served as a councillor, won the first round of voting with 28,558 votes but it was not enough to secure selection and the count went to a second round.
In the second round of voting, Mr Macpherson won 35,319 votes ahead of Labour's Clare Moody, who obtained 21,157 votes.
Turnout was lower than expected though, with just 15 per cent of the electorate voting. Votes entered for Gloucestershire and Avon and Somerset will be counted later today.
The city goes to the polls next month to vote for the new positions of Mayor of Bristol and Police Commissioner for the Avon and Somerset force. Bristol's Statutory Services Manager, Yvonne Dawes, has been overseeing the practice at UWE this morning.
A practice run has been held for the biggest election count ever to be undertaken in Bristol. The city goes to the polls next month to vote for the new positions of mayor of Bristol and police commissioner for the Avon and Somerset force.
Two thousand people will be working on the day to make sure the count goes smoothly. Today election officials gathered at the University of the West of England to test out counting and verification systems.