Did you know that half of all money and assets taken from criminals in West Yorkshire goes to the Treasury?
Do you think it would be better kept here in Leeds, in West Yorkshire, to be spent on the prevention of crime?
Mark Burns-Williamson does.
When he stood as Labour’s candidate for Police Commissioner, Mark promised in his election manifesto to fight to bring POCA money back to West Yorkshire
‘At present only a small proportion of the millions of pounds gained from criminals through the Proceeds of Crime Act actually comes back to West Yorkshire Police. If elected I’ll fight for our Police to get 100% of that money.’
True to his word, on 19 June he wrote to George Osborne, calling on the Chancellor to use his Spending Review to return in full the money and assets seized under the Proceeds of crime Act to reinvest in local…
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