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Gwent Police performance concerns watchdog HMIC

The Gwent Police force could be putting crime fighting at risk as it tries to find savings, a watchdog has warned.

It is the only force in Wales told it "requires improvement" as it continues to implement budget cuts.

Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Constabulary says the force faces "deteriorating performance" as vacant posts remain unfilled.

Police say the report does not reflect their "considerable work" in managing £28m in savings in the last five years.

Paul Heaney reports.

  • 23 Jul 2014
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