Home Secretary praises Northants Police for violent crime fall

Home Secretary Theresa May
Home Secretary Theresa May

Police performance in reducing violent crime in Northamptonshire have won praise from Home Secretary Theresa May.

In response to a question from Kettering MP Philip Hollobone in Parliament yesterday (Monday, January 27) she praised the work of officers, Chief Constable Adrian Lee and PCC Adam Simmonds.

Mrs May said: “Their work is having a real impact on crime levels in the area and that is of real benefit to those who live there. The Northamptonshire PCC has been at the forefront of looking at innovative ways for the police to work more effectively – for example, by bringing the blue light services together – and we support him in that.”

Mr Hollobone had also congratulated Northamptonshire Police for overseeing a significant reduction in violent crime. Mr Simmonds has targeted a 40 per cent cut by 2016. The force says the figure show it has the second highest drop of any force area in England and Wales in terms of violent crime.