New help for victims of crime

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POLICE in Lincolnshire are among eight forces in England and Wales who are launching a project to help vulnerable victims of anti-social behaviour.

The seven-month Home Office pilot aims to improve IT systems to share information and change the way forces respond to calls and log complaints.

It follows the death of Fiona Pilkington, who killed herself and her disabled daughter at their home in Leicestershire after 10 years of abuse from youths who taunted them and pelted their home with various items.

Asst Chief Constable of Lincolnshire Police Keith Smy said: “We have, for many years been working effectively with other agencies and organisations to continually improve and develop the way in which we tackle anti-social behaviour.

“The pilot enables us to share our best practice, as well as to take on board new ideas and improvements.”

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