North West Wales

New police boss promises to tackle domestic violence

The new north Wales police and crime ommissioner (PCC), Arfon Jones Image copyright EyeImagery
Image caption The new north Wales police and crime commissioner (PCC), Arfon Jones

A new police boss has said he will make tackling domestic violence a top priority.

Former police inspector Arfon Jones, became the second North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC), after winning last week's election, succeeding Winston Roddick.

He is in charge of a £147m budget.

Mr Jones also wants to see youth justice matters devolved and he wants officers to wear body video cameras to collect evidence.

Mr Jones, a member of Wrexham council, added: "Domestic violence is a hideous crime and one I feel passionately about.

"There's an emotional cost, there's a cost to society and there's a financial cost and I think it's a responsibility to us all."

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