Met Police Won’t Investigate 150k Offences

Wednesday, 18th October 2017 at 10:37am

The Sun reports that changes to the way victims’ reports of a crime are assessed are expected to see 150,000 fewer offences being investigated each year.

New guidelines from the Metropolitan Police include a directive that crimes involving a loss of under £50 should not be investigated unless there is an identified suspect.

The Met aims to save £400million by 2020 but ex-Met Detective Chief Inspector Mick Neville said: “This is justice dreamed up by bean counters in shiny suit land.”

He added that, “not investigating high volume crimes like shoplifting with a loss of under £50 will give junkies a green light to thieve.”

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