Lincolnshire Police and Crime Commissioner Alan Hardwick to retire

Lincolnshire's Police and Crime Commissioner Alan Hardwick has announced he is not seeking re-election in May.

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He told colleagues at a meeting of the police panel today that he wishes his successor the very best.

I am simply retiring but I can do so knowing that I have achieved what I have set out to do as Commissioner. Crime has reduced, a fair deal for Lincolnshire is on its way and we continue to deliver performance that is as good as and, in many cases, better than more well-funded police areas. Whoever my successor is, I wish them the very best.

– Alan Hardwick