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New crime chief vows to stick to Bob Jones' plan

Coventry Editorial 28th Aug, 2014 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

THE NEW Police and Crime Commissioner has pledged to carry on with plans to recruit officers and protect neighbourhood policing.

Labour’s David Jamieson secured more than half of votes in a by-election sparked by the sudden death of Bob Jones.

Turnout in last Thursday’s election was just 10.4 per cent.

Mr Jamieson, a former transport minister, said: “The most important task is to continue with the recruitment of new police officers and to oppose any attempt to privatise front line policing.

“It is with some humility that I now carry on the work of Bob Jones. Bob was a superb man who was very much liked, admired and respected throughout the West Midlands. He will be a very difficult act to follow.”

Current deputy Yvonne Mosquito will continue in the role.

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