Crime fall is hailed

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WIGAN’S Tory Police and Crime Commissioner candidate has welcomed a drop in crime across the county.

Latest figures from the independent Office for National Statistics show that over the twelve months to June recorded crime fell by ten per cent.

Former borough Mayor Michael Winstanley said today that people across Greater Manchester would be pleased to hear of the encouraging fall in recorded crime.

And it meant that there were around 13,000 fewer victims across the county.

He said: ”Greater Manchester Police can be proud of the work they have done.

“This shows that reforming our police by cutting all this red tape and getting officers onto the front line is the right approach.

“I am campaigning to be our new Police and Crime Commissioner so that I can cut crime in Greater Manchester even more and make our communities even safer.”

The first elections for the post of Police and Crime Commissioner will take place on November 15.