Internal review finds Gwent Police, which boasted the largest fall in crime in England and Wales in 2011-12, failed to properly record dozens of incidents.
Former Gwent police Chief Constable Carmel Napier quit in June
A police force which boasted the largest fall in crime in England and Wales failed to record dozens of incidents, a report found.
An investigation into Gwent Police’s figures discovered half the reported crimes it looked at were incorrectly recorded by officers.
It comes months after Police and Crime Commissioner Ian Johnston accused former Chief Constable Carmel Napier of manipulating the force’s crime figures.
Mrs Napier strongly denied this but quit in June after an order from Mr Johnston to “retire or be removed”.
Gwent Police recorded the largest fall in crime in England and Wales for the year 2011-12.
But the review looked at 50 incidents over a 10-day period in July 2013 where it appeared a crime was committed but had not...
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