South Yorkshire MPs told neighbourhood policing “not working”

South Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner Dr Alan Billings has warned Doncaster and Rotherham members of “lack of visible policing and loss of local intelligence”.

Accompanied by Chief Constable Stephen Watson and Doncaster Commander, Chief Superintendent Scott Green, Dr Billings met MPs Rosie Winterton, Caroline Flint and Kevin Barron at Doncaster’s College Road Police Station.

The Commissioner introduced the new Interim Chief Constable to MPs before advising them review of policing he commissioned in May had revealed local model had led to “severe reduction in police presence in the local neighbourhoods”.

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