MP welcomes falling crime figures

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Boston MP Mark Simmonds has welcomed news that crime figures in Lincolnshire have fallen by six per cent in the past year, saying it is a sign that police reforms are working.

He said: “The figures indicate that the government was right to sweep away the central targets and slash police bureaucracy.

“How the police are deployed, rather than their absolute numbers, is what is key to cutting crime.”

He added that everyone in the county should feel safe in their homes and on the streets.

Mr Simmonds said: “The police in my constituency and indeed, throughout Lincolnshire are stepping up and rising to the challenge of providing value for money. The fall in crime is testament to their hard work.”