Police praised by the Home Secretary

Home Secretary Theresa May
Home Secretary Theresa May

Police performance and plans in Northamptonshire have won praise from Home Secretary Theresa May.

Speaking on Monday in Parliament she congratulated the work done by individual officers, Chief Constable Adrian Lee and police and crime commissioner Adam Simmonds in Northamptonshire.

The Home Secretary 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.”

The Home Secretary was responding to Kettering MP Philip Hollobone, who had highlighted Northamptonshire Police, the police and prime commissioner Adam Simmonds and Chief Constable Adrian Lee for overseeing a 23 per cent cut in violent crime — over halfway to their target of a 40 per cent cut — making Northamptonshire the second most improving force in the country in this area of crime.