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Norfolk PCC statement on Cromer policing review

Norfolk Police has today (25 October 2017) announced findings from its review of policing in Cromer on the weekend of 18 to 20 August 2017. 

In response to that announcement, Police and Crime Commissioner Lorne Green said: “The review of the policing response to the disorder in Cromer this summer has, in my opinion, been comprehensive and extensive and I am satisfied the Force has examined all aspects of what happened over that August weekend and, specifically, what went wrong. What I would say however is that, as always, the proof of the pudding will be in the eating.

“I understand the people of Cromer and surrounding communities have been keen to hear the review’s findings, however I am sure they would agree with me that it was most important the review was thorough and exhaustive. I believe it has been and I have been impressed with the professionalism and rigour shown by those behind the review.

“The Chief Constable has openly admitted that the Force got it wrong over that weekend and has apologised to those who feel let down by the police response. He also recognised that it was crucial the Constabulary identified and learned lessons where it was found to be wanting. I am pleased that the Chief Constable has accepted the recommendations of the review in full and has appointed one of his highest ranking officers to oversee their implementation. I also welcome the fact the Chief Constable has invited independent oversight of the review and its findings.

“I hope this review offers some reassurance to Cromer and the county at large and will help continue to strengthen confidence between our police force and those affected communities.”