I held a review meeting with Anthony Stansfeld this week.
He had good news to report. Overall crime is at its lowest level for 25 years in the Thames Valley. Over the last two years recorded crime is down by 14%. Last year domestic burglary fell by one fifth. TVP were able to deploy additional police to child protection and to helping vulnerable people.
I asked him to make sure that Thames Valley police have read the report into Rotherham social services, and are alert to any local problems in these very sensitive areas which need to be investigated promptly and thoroughly. I have no knowledge of any general local concerns, but it is most important that all are vigilant to protect children from abuse and exploitation.