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Police have 'given up' investigating some crimes says report

A police watchdog has found that some forces in England and Wales have "almost given up" investigating certain crimes such as thefts from vehicles, and criminal damage.

A report by Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary found there was a postcode lottery in the way different forces dealt with the same crimes and revealed some victims were being encouraged to investigate incidents themselves.

Daniel Sandford reports.

  • 04 Sep 2014
  • From the section UK
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