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Police 'inundated' with comments over Benefits Street

West Midlands Police has revealed that is has been "inundated" with comments from people concerned about apparent criminal activity shown on a Channel 4 documentary, last night.

Supt Danny Long, said the force had not been involved in the programme Benefits Street and had not seen the footage until it was broadcast.

Like many people across the country, we saw the footage broadcast on the programme for the first time last night.

Throughout the programme and in the hours that have followed, we have been inundated with comments from members of the public, many of whom are concerned about elements of show.

We are currently assessing whether the content of the programme can assist us as part of any ongoing investigations or indeed whether any new inquiries should be launched in light of the material that has been broadcast.

– Supt Danny Long, West Midlands Police

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