Operation Sacristy gets cash boost

Cleveland police announces that the funding for Operation Sacristy will be paid for by the Government.

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Redcar MP "delighted" with grant awarded to Operation Sacristy

Ian Swales, Liberal Democrat MP for Redcar, is delighted with the news that the Government has agreed to cover the costs of Operation Sacristy.

The costs have now reached £1.6 million.

He believes that there would be a significant impact on police budgets if they had to cover the costs.

I am delighted that the Home Office are paying for the costs of the enquiry of the alleged wrongdoing at Cleveland Police. At a time when police budgets are under tremendous pressure, it would have been wrong to see the police having to make even bigger savings due to these one-off costs.’

‘I have been campaigning hard in Parliament for this to happen and am pleased to have played a part in ensuring that local people continue to get the excellent service that they deserve.’

– Ian Swales, Liberal Democrat MP

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