Inspector of Constabulary Roger Baker
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'Patchy attendance' of police criticised in new report

An inspection of police forces in England and Wales by HM Inspectorate of Constabulary has revealed that some make no effort to investigate car crimes, certain kinds of burglary and criminal damage offences.

The review also found that victims of crime were sometimes "encouraged" to carry out inquiries themselves, by checking CCTV coverage and finding potential witnesses.

The Inspector of Constabulary, Roger Baker, told the BBC the conduct of some forces was unacceptable, with officers claiming they "are too busy" to investigate.

  • 04 Sep 2014
  • From the section UK
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