Gloucestershire Constabulary has received a timely cash boost in the fight against organised urban and rural crime gangs.

Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) Martin Surl has allocated an extra £250,000 to the county’s Chief Constable that will  go towards tackling burglary and serious organised gangs operating around the county.

Targeting serious organised criminals who travel the countryside randomly pillaging rural communities for profit must be higher up the law enforcement agenda, said the PCC.

“The Chief Constable and I are agreed on this and certain circumstances have allowed me to re-assess where the money can be most effectively used now”, said Mr. Surl.

“An extra £250,000 is a sign of our commitment and will go directly into the fight against burglary and serious acquisitive rural crime. It’s what the public are asking for and what the police want”.

The strategy is part of Mr. Surl’s refreshed Police and Crime Plan which sets out policing priorities for the next two years.

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