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Neil Wilby – ‘Bad on their merits’

In April 2012, David Crompton stepped out of the shadow of Sir Norman Bettison and took up the post of chief constable of South Yorkshire Police (SYP). It is a matter of record that, after being rejected at first by … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Rudd announces £40m package to tackle child sex abuse

Home Secretary Amber Rudd has today announced the delivery of a £40m package of Government measures to protect children and young people from sexual abuse, exploitation and trafficking, and to crack down on offenders. It includes the launch of a … Continue reading

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Was South Yorkshire Chief Constable David Crompton sacked unlawfully? Another opinion

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After viewing a large amount of legal paperwork re the above I am, like Sir Thomas Winsor, Her Majesty’s Chief of Inspector of Constabulary, under no doubt whatsoever that South Yorkshire Chief Constable David Crompton was sacked unlawfully by Dr.Alan Billings, … Continue reading

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Top cop’s new crime-fighting plan

A TEAM of four police officers have been tasked with reducing demand on their colleagues by preventing crime across the borough as funding cuts continue to hit South Yorkshire Police. Rotherham’s top cop Chief Supt Rob Odell said two officers … Continue reading

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It wasn’t irrational for me to force out South Yorkshire Chief Constable, says crime commissioner

South Yorkshire’s crime commissioner has denied that it was “irrational” and “unlawful” to force the county’s chief constable to resign over the statement he issued in the aftermath of the Hillsborough inquests verdict. In papers submitted to the High Court, … Continue reading

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South Yorkshire crime commissioner faces taxing dilemma

The crime commissioner for South Yorkshire fears his beleaguered force will not get any further financial help from the Government if he does not increase his share of council tax by the maximum amount possible. Dr Alan Billings is considering … Continue reading

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