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Millions To Be Spent By South Yorkshire Police

Wednesday February 19 2014


Shaun Wright Shaun Wright


AN EXTRA £5million will be spent by South Yorkshire Police to tackle issues such as child sexual exploitation and domestic abuse.

The force is set to recruit 50 more officers as they step up their fight against harassment, sexual assault, hate crime and crimes against the elderly.

This year's budget proposals will be funded by a small increase in the policing precept element of the council tax - the equivalent of an extra 4p a week for residents living in Band A properties - and a reduction in overtime.

Police and Crime Commissioner Shaun Wright said: "This budget represents the biggest ever annual investment in policing in South Yorkshire.

"Protecting the most vulnerable in society is my number one priority and in this budget I will be lifting the force spend in this area from the bottom quarter to the top quarter of forces across the country.

"The £5m investment in public protection will see additional officers employed to combat some of the most heinous crimes including child sexual exploitation, domestic abuse and sexual assault."

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Reply Posted by Danny on Wednesday February 19 2014 at 13:01
Speed cameras and all our fines pay for this, should av been done a long time ago, England is f****d

Reply Posted by jack on Wednesday February 19 2014 at 13:45
it will help to cover up a small percentage of things that they have done wrong. Starting with Hillsborough. Try disbanding the whole Police service and starting again with some HONEST bobbies.

Reply Posted by 3man on Wednesday February 19 2014 at 14:21
Jack most bobbies these days weren't even born when hillsborough happened let alone were in the service then! Same with the miners strike. You can't blame the ones these days for something they had nowt to do with

Reply Posted by Jack on Wednesday February 19 2014 at 14:34
Sorry 3man but most of them probably were then and still are bobbies. They all pee in the same pot. We shall have to agree to differ on this one.Most of them are dishonest and I wouldn't trust any of them.

Reply Posted by rainbow on Wednesday February 19 2014 at 16:30
Crime falling all over the country but spending continues to increase.?? The one thing Labour is good at, spending other peoples hard earned cash.!!!

Reply Posted by Chris on Wednesday February 19 2014 at 18:11
The more low-life bullying creeps they lock up the better.
Money well spent, in my opinion.

Reply Posted by Blue egg on Wednesday February 19 2014 at 18:34
Jack you are talking nonsense as most Police only work up to 30 years as an officer so very few will be left. Do not be fooled by media tripe.
As for speed cameras the money goes to the government not kept by SYP.
How can that idiot commissioner spend more money when the government have taken millions back? It is grandstanding by an inept overpaid fool who has no understanding of Police work. As for cutting overtime he is having a laugh.
They are only discussing the topics that the media have slated SYP for.
As for Hillsbrough dont get me started about that farce.

Reply Posted by G on Wednesday February 19 2014 at 22:28
Rainbow "reported crime" is on the decrease, but I agree. Shaun wright is a total buffoon. His only interest is I serving himself and the Labour Party. His list of failures prior to this post is catastrophic, he himself should be up on charges for the performance of children's services under his watch. A clueless labour career man who has not the experience, knowledge or expertise to run a police force

Reply Posted by craig on Saturday February 22 2014 at 11:04
Council tax going up because funding cut from central government - hitting nothern cities and labour controlled councils hard - only thing this government does

Reply Posted by Anon on Saturday February 22 2014 at 11:06
Completely agree Jack....
90% of coppers are as bent as they come as we keep hearing with new cases of coppers breaking the law! Ask the victims' families of hilsbrough disaster if they agree that most police have since then changed.... What we need is more genuine coppers, not lying, cheating, bent coppers!

Reply Posted by Becky on Saturday February 22 2014 at 11:14
What on earth are you on about jack! This as nothing to do with bent coppers it's about preventing sexual abuse/child abuse nothing to do with any of that!!

Reply Posted by Barnsley lass on Saturday February 22 2014 at 15:04
The hillsborough disaster was a tragic event & the poor innocent soles that perished that day, was mostly due to the Liverpool supporters that entered late & pushed & crushed the poor innocents that were already in the ground! The problem is they won't and will not be accountable for their part in what happened! The police have been made scapegoats as someone has to be blamed!

Reply Posted by rainbow on Monday February 24 2014 at 09:51
It was the police that opened the gates at Hillsborough that allowed thousands without tickets to push there way into the ground. But this should have been cleared up ages ago.!!

Reply Posted by sid on Monday February 24 2014 at 10:23
I don't really understand why folk are knocking this report? The money is to help protect the innocent and vulnerable. More policemen are to be employed also. What do you people want? You would be grateful if it was one of your family members that got the help. Instead we have plonkers on here dragging the sad past back. Be grateful we are getting more police, we need them.