Statement following Manchester Evening News story – GMP don’t investigate 60% of crimes

Statement following today’s story in the Manchester Evening News – GMP don’t investigate 60% of crimes

Tony Lloyd, Police and Crime Commissioner for Greater Manchester, said: “Let me be clear that I expect, and the Chief Constable expects, that with all serious crime no effort will be spared to bring the criminals to justice.

“With the most persistent group of regular criminals, local police must and do keep pressure on them to deter them from committing more crime.

“What I don’t expect is where there are no witnesses or no evidential trail that the police go through a paper chase to simply tick boxes, but instead use intelligent policing to prevent a recurrence of those types of crime.

“The public should know that when they report a crime and there are reliable witnesses and reliable leads that it will be investigated.

“Greater Manchester Police has a good record taking criminals off our streets, with crime here at its lowest level for more than a decade.” 

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