Cuts a ‘challenge’ for police

A local police chief has said that “policing in the wake of austerity” poses challenges, despite an overall reduction in recorded crime in the Moorlands.
Chief Insp Mark Thorley made his comments as he presented a summary of the past year’s crime patterns to a Staffordshire Moorlands District Council panel on Monday. He said the police had recorded a reduction in violent crime, but a spike in theft from and of motor vehicles in the region.

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