In recent months we’ve heard so much about problems within North East police forces, funding cuts biting hard, a lack of officers on the streets, reduced front-line services and crime on the rise.
Let’s not overlook the great work done by a great many local officers. In particular, I would like to congratulate Durham Constabulary for being the only police force in England and Wales to be rated “outstanding” in a recent review by HM Inspectorate of Constabulary.
Bad news is often the easiest to remember, but good news should also be remembered and celebrated – and this is no small achievement!
Jonathan Arnott MEP
UKIP, North East