Increase in police funding welcomed

Berwick MP Anne-Marie Trevelyan has welcomed news of a substantial £450million increase in police funding across England and Wales.

Saturday, 6th January 2018, 3:10 pm
Updated Saturday, 6th January 2018, 7:10 pm
Extra funding for police announced.

This includes up to an additional £270million in police force budgets, so individual forces have the resources they need to respond to changes in demand. Police funding in the Northumbria area could increase by up to £5.1million in 2018/19 as a result of these changes.

Anne-Marie has also welcomed news that the counter terrorism policing budget will rise by seven per cent, with a £50million increase taking it to at least £757million.

MP Anne-Marie Trevelyan

She said: “Over the past seven years, crime has fallen by more than a third across the country, but we know there is more to do.

“That’s why we are putting in this additional investment to help Northumbria keep people safe in our community.”

MP Anne-Marie Trevelyan