Police precept to rise by more than 3 per cent

HILLSBOROUGH inquests and the child sex scandal played a part in the police precept rising by 3.26 per cent.

South Yorkshire Police fears dealing with these “legacy issues” could cost £9 million and will ask for a special Home Office grant.

Police commissioner Dr Alan Billings feared reducing the precept by less than the full allowed amount could affect this bid.

A spokesman said: “The commissioner will be making applications to the Home Office for Special grant funding in 2017/18 to meet the costs of legacy issues.

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