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Pledge to end culture of police cautions in Dyfed Powys

A police and crime commissioner has pledged to end his officers' culture of issuing cautions for serious offences.

Dyfed-Powys Police were more likely to give cautions than any other force in Wales or England, with 45% of serious offenders being warned not prosecuted.

Christopher Salmon blamed "target culture" and has ordered a review.

Wales' four police forces last year issued cautions for offences including assault, sexual offences, burglary and drugs trafficking and supply offences.

India Pollock reports.

Crackdown pledge on police cautions

  • 24 Apr 2013