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PCC Bob Jones holds first press conference

Bob Jones, West Midlands PCC Photo: ITV Central

The new Police and Crime Commissioner for the West Midlands will today give his first press conference as he starts his new role.

Bob Jones will be responsible for setting the policing priorities for the area for next five years, as well as managing the police budget.

Mr Jones, who is the former chairman of the West Midlands Police Authority, is expected to announce that he will scrap plans to privatise some policing functions.

For more information on the role of a PCC, read our guide: 'What is a Police and Crime Commissioner?'

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